A thousand students take to the centre of Salamanca on Saturday without any virus protection measures. / EFE

Spain's coronavirus incidence rate soars by 27 at the weekend, to reach 199

The Ministry of Health has also reported another 53 Covid deaths taking the country's official death toll, since the start of the pandemic, past the 88,000 mark

ÁLVARO SOTO

The national coronavirus cumulative incidence rate in Spain soared this weekend, by 27, to reach 199.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants this Monday (29 November) - the highest figure since 3 September.

In addition, the Ministry of Health notified 22,911 new Covid infections in the last 48 hours, bringing the total number of positives since the start of the pandemic to 5,153,923.

The department, headed by Carolina Darias also added 53 coronavirus deaths, taking the official death toll since the start of the worldwide health crisis to 88,008.

The occupancy rate of intensive care units by coronavirus patients also continued to rise, going from 6.50 per cent on Friday to 7.33 per cent yesterday.