NUSADAILY.COM – MADRID – Spain’s Health Ministry on Thursday (21/1) confirmed 44,357 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, the highest daily record since the beginning of the pandemic.
The one-day spike increased COVID-19 cases in Spain to 2,456,675 cases. While the death toll from COVID-19 increased by 404, bringing the total death toll to 55,041.
The incidence of COVID-19 cases over the past 14 days has risen to 795 cases per 100,000 people — more than triple the number of 250 cases, which is considered an “extreme risk” by the Ministry of Health.
In a number of Autonomous Communities, the incidence of COVID-19 cases is even higher, namely 1,467.5 cases per 100,000 people in the southwestern Extremadura community, and 1,286.9 and 1,166.1 cases per 100,000 people in each of the southeastern communities of Murcia and Valencia. (sak/ant)