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Spain reaches the record of contagions of covid in a day of the pandemic

The coronavirus infections have reached the figure this Tuesday highest so far in the pandemic with 49,823 cases reached in the last day and an increase in the incidence of 86 points, to 695, with an occupancy in intensive units in progressive increase (15.7%) and against the background of new restrictions to stop the rapid advance of omicron.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, 16 territories remain above 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, that is, the maximum risk indicator, with Navarra (1,488), the Basque Country (1,183) and Aragon (1,019) in the lead, while the pressure on the ucis in Catalunya (30.2) and Melilla (35.2), with the highest occupation of Spain. 94 deaths have been reported.

These figures are much higher than those of the same day last week, when 26,136 positives were reported, which shows the great upward trend in the evolution of the pandemic. The total number of infections in Spain has already risen to 5,585,054 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics. The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 695.38, compared to 609.38 yesterday. In the past two weeks, a total of 329,964 positives have been registered.

94 new deaths were added to Tuesday's report, compared to 58 last Tuesday. Up to 88,793 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry. In the last week, 239 people with a confirmed positive covid-19 diagnosis have died in Spain.

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Currently, there are 7,634 patients admitted for covid-19 throughout Spain (7,501 yesterday) and 1,472 in the ICU (1,442 Yesterday). In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,010 admissions (912 yesterday) and 932 discharges (407 yesterday). The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus stands at 6.14% (6.03% yesterday) and in ICUs at 15.77% (15.49 yesterday).

Between December 7 and 21, the autonomous communities have performed 1,543,220 diagnostic tests, of which 949,976 They have been PCR and 593,244 antigen tests, with an overall rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 3,281.62. Meanwhile, the positivity rate stands at 14.29%, up from 13.89% yesterday. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that this figure be below 5% to consider the spread of the virus as 'controlled'.

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