The number of Covid-19 cases in Spain exceeds 7 minutes with nearly 90,000 deaths
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain have passed the 7 million mark and the death toll is expected to soon reach 90,000, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health.
The data, which was released late Friday evening, showed that 7,164,906 people have been infected with COVID-19, with 2,440,440 new cases reported during the 48-hour period between 2:00 p.m. Wednesday and the same time Friday. .
The same period also saw the confirmation of 97 more deaths in the country from the virus, bringing the death toll since the start of the pandemic to 89,934.
Spain suffers from the sixth wave of infections from the Omicron variant, with the last million confirmed cases in just 10 days since the country crossed the 6 million case mark on December 28 and with an increase of 46 % of cases in the past week.
The 14-day incidence of the virus continued to increase and hit a new record of 2,722 cases per 1,000,000 residents on Friday.
The children returned to school on January 10, with the Department of Health agreeing on Friday that if five cases of COVID-19 are detected in a classroom, then all children in the class will be quarantined.
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