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Fourth coronavirus wave continues to grow in Spain

The coronavirus incidence in Spain is continuing to rise day by day. The latest report from the central Health Ministry, released on Thursday, reflects a new increase in the 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The national average went from 167.97 on Wednesday to 174.52, with the data point creeping back toward the “extreme risk” limit barrier of 250 as defined by the Spanish government. The regions of Madrid, the Basque Country and Navarre, as well as the North African cities of Melilla and Ceuta, have already exceeded the 250-mark.

This rise reflects the fact that more and more coronavirus cases are being diagnosed. Yesterday, the ministry reported 9,901 infections – that’s nearly 3,000 more than the previous Thursday, when the figure was 7,041. Two weeks ago, on March 25, the number was 6,393 cases, 3,500 fewer than those reported on Thursday.

The growth in infections is sustained and is gradually gaining pace. Another data point that reflects this rise is the positivity rate of coronavirus tests: 8.18% of those carried out came back positive, according to Thursday’s report, compared to 6.84% a week ago.

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