According to the EFE agency, this is the tenth consecutive day that the Spanish Ministry of Health has released the highest numbers of contagion of the entire pandemic, which confirms that the curve of the sixth wave continues to expand.
Spain is the third European country with the most cases reported in a single day, behind France and the United Kingdom.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 89,405 people have died in Spain with covid-19. Of these, 282 died in the last week and 74 in the last 24 hours.
In Spanish hospitals there are 10,768 inpatients due to covid-19, of which 1,803 are in intensive care.
Despite this, hospital pressure is contained, even though the occupation of Intensive Care Units by ‘covid patients’ has increased by four tenths in the last 24 hours and is situated at 19.42%.
Covid-19 has caused more than 5.42 million deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by Agence France-Presse.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.
A new variant, Ómicron, considered worrisome and highly contagious by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been detected in southern Africa, but since the South African health authorities raised the alert on 24 November, infections in hairs have been reported. minus 110 countries.