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Spain adds 8,800 Covid-19 infections - the largest daily increase since 25 February

A nurse vaccinates a woman at the Hospital de La Fe in Valencia.
A nurse vaccinates a woman at the Hospital de La Fe in Valencia. / EFE
  • The national cumulative incidence rate rises three points to reach 167 cases per 100,000 inhabitants - but there are huge differences between the regions

The number of new coronavirus infections in Spain has increased considerably in a day and the national cumulative incidence rate that indicates the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants in fourteen days, has seen an increase of three points to take it to 167.

At a regional level the Valencian Community is the best performing with a cumulative incidence rate of 31, followed by Murcia and the Balearic Islands with 62 and Galicia with 67.

On the other end of the scale Melilla continues to be the territory with the worst data (459, which is up 17 points), followed by the other autonomous city Ceuta with 391 (up 25). Regarding the regions, Navarra (369), Madrid (302) and the Basque Country (279) are the three with the highest incidence rate

The 8,788 new positive cases compares to the 6,623 on Tuesday and is the largest daily increase since 25 February. It takes the total number of people infected with the disease, and confirmed with a test, to 3,326,736 since the pandemic began just over a year ago.