Spain records 7,026 new coronavirus cases in a day - the highest number so far this month

Testing for Covid-19. File photograph.
Testing for Covid-19. File photograph. / SUR
  • The national cumulative incidence rate has risen almost three points in 24 hours – a jump not seen since January

The daily statistics from Spain's Ministry of Health appear to confirm the fear that the country could be on the threshold of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

This Wednesday, 24 March, 7,026 new infections were recorded, the highest daily figure so far this month.

After days of small fluctuations the national cumulative incidence rate for the disease jumped from the 129.55 registered on Tuesday to 132.22 - an increase that has not been seen since January when Spain was heading to the peak of the third wave.

There were only two regions (Andalucía and Aragon) and two autonomous cities (Ceuta and Melilla) that saw their incidence rate decrease in the last 24 hours.