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Friday, 21 January 2022 11:25 GMT

Spain hits 8 million COVID-19 cases


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Spain has logged 8 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday, Trend reports citing Xinhua .

The Ministry confirmed 162,508 new cases of the virus for the period between 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday to 2 p.m. on Friday, which brings the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 8,093,036.

The country had announced 6 million cases on Dec. 28, 2021 and 7 million on Jan. 8.

On Friday, the Ministry said there had been a further 139 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities from the virus to 90,759. Meanwhile, the 14-day incidence rate climbed by 35.83 points to 3,192.46.

The Spanish Ministry of Education published Friday a report showing that 102,233 students in non-university education and 19,335 teachers are currently either in isolation or have tested positive for COVID-19.

The report was published just five days after children returned to school after the Christmas holidays, although not all of the infections will have been produced over that period.

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