Coronavirus: Spain is the first country in the European Union to exceed one million cases

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It added 16,973 new infected in the last hours and surpassed the barrier that Argentina had also reached.

Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus in the first wave of infections, confirmed this Wednesday that it became the first country in the European Union to exceed one million infections diagnosed with covid-19.

According to the latest official count of the Ministry of Health, they joined 16,973 new infected in the last hours, raising the global figure to 1,005,295 cases. The pandemic also left 156 new deaths in the last 24 hours, leaving the total number of victims at 34,366 people.

The numbers of daily and total cases are now similar to those of Argentina, which during the last hours confirmed 16,337 new cases and 384 deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total to 1,018,999 infected cases and 27,100 deaths.

Spain now registers that 2.1% of its population was infected and it exceeds France (930,745 cases) and the United Kingdom (762,542), the other countries of the European Union most affected.

According to data from the regions, Madrid continues to lead in new infections, with 2,235 in one day, followed by Catalonia (northeast), with 615, Andalusia (south), with 518, Galicia (northwest), with 477, and Aragon (east), with 389.

Furthermore, the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days (cases per 100,000 inhabitants) is 332.94 in Spain, with the Navarra region (north) in first place (1,021.68).

Behind Spain are countries like Belgium (839.7 cases), Netherlands (527.2) and France (413.7), while the United Kingdom registers a lower incidence (327.5).

Regarding deaths, the Government already registered 2,182 deaths in Andalusia (78 in the last week); in Aragon 1,543 (47 in the last seven days); in Asturias 377 (16 in the last week); in the Balearic Islands 336 (six in the last seven days); in the Canary Islands 265 (13 in a week); in Cantabria 247 (six in the last seven days); in Castilla-La Mancha 3,333 (14 in the last week); and in Castilla y León 3,400 (104 in the last seven days).

In addition, 5,927 people died in Catalonia as a result of the coronavirus (eight in the last seven days); In Ceuta, 13 deaths have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic (one in the last week); in the Valencian Community 1,702 (26 in the last seven days); in Extremadura 660 (17 in one week) and in Galicia 842 (42 in the last seven days).

Meanwhile, in Madrid they accumulate 10,123 (113 in the last seven days); in Melilla 11 (two in the last seven days); in Murcia 274 (four in the last seven days); in Navarra 664 (36 in the last seven days); 2,027 in the Basque Country (37 in the last seven days); and 440 in La Rioja (five in the last seven days).

The hospital occupation of covid patients is 11.5% in Spain and reaches 21.48% of the total beds in intensive care units.

With information from agencies.



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