The Ministry of Health on Wednesday recorded 3,172 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,690 were diagnosed in the past 24 hours. Despite the huge spike, the figures do not include Madrid “due to technical issues”.
The news comes amid fears of a second wave of the deadly virus in Europe. France and Germany have seen the number of COVID-19 cases increase in recent days.A community in Madrid has published its own calculation and according to a Spanish daily the number of new COVID-19 infections has doubled in the past 24 hours in the region.
The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus also continues to grow, with the 45 of 49 people admitted to intensive care units last week occurring on Tuesday, El Pais reports.
The newspaper found that the death toll appears to have been adjusted Tuesday / Wednesday.
The death toll is now based on people who died within 28 days of a positive lab-confirmed coronavirus test result.
Previously, deaths were included for anyone who died after testing positive at any time.