By Alex Glenn •
Published: 15 Jul 2021 • 9:00
Fifth wave of the coronavirus continues to grow in Spain Credit: Pixabay
The fifth wave the coronaviruses continues to grow in Spain and the incidence rate is heading towards 500.
According to Ministry of Health data on Wednesday, July 14, the 14-day cumulative incidence rate per 100,000 people hit 469. The number of infections in Spain sadly continues to grow. On Tuesday the rate was 436 infections.
It seems that Spain is heading dangerously close to a rate of 500 cases. The current number of cases of the potentially deadly coronavirus has not been seen in Spain since the third wave hit in February, as reported 20 Minutos.
Spain’s autonomous communities have registered a shocking 26,390 new cases of Covid which they reported to Carolina Darias, Spain’s Minister for Health. Darias took on this position in late January this year.
The number of cases is rising and on the same day last week only 17,384 positive cases were recorded. It seems that the upward trend in the number of infections reported is continuing.
Sadly since the coronavirus pandemic hit Spain over four million cases have been recorded according to data from the Ministry of Health.
Darias is spoke at the Health and Consumer Affairs Committee of the Spanish Congress of Deputies on Wednesday. Here she confirmed the “upward trend of the past week” is continuing.
“As the circulation of the virus increases, there is also a greater likelihood that older people who have not been vaccinated with the full vaccination schedule may also report serious cases or deaths,” said Darias.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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