Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Spain

Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Spain as the Health Ministry reported 27,404 new infections on Monday.

DATA released by Spain’s Health Ministry shows that over a three-day total period, including Friday, cases rose by less than 1,000.

This is compared to last weekend, however, cases have continued to rise over a two-week period.

In fact, there have been 116,464 positive tests in Spain in the last 14 days, with nearly one-third of them occurring in Madrid.

Sadly, 101 coronavirus deaths were reported over the weekend.

Occupancy of hospital beds due to the virus rose from 7.5 percent to 8.5 percent nationwide.

Madrid is a real problem area with 21 percent of hospital beds being taken up by coronavirus patients and 21 percent testing positive in the week.

Madrid’s numbers are nearly twice the national average.

The numbers are worrying but the police are trying there best to control the spread of contagion by breaking up illegal parties.

An outdoor party in Seville which had over 300 guests and a nightclub in Madrid, posing a sauna, were both broken up by local police.

Even medical students in Ovieda seem to be carelessly creating chaos as a party they were having was broken up too.

Spanish royalty isn’t safe and although fine herself, Princess Leonor is in quarantine following the positive test of one of her classmates.

Since schools reopened, around 120 coronavirus incidents have been recorded with some schools being forced to close, including one in the Galician city of Pontevedra.

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Matthew Roscoe

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