Infections on the rise in Spain which, since the beginning of the pandemic, has recorded over four million (4,015,084) cases of coronavirus. The Ministry of Health has reported 43,960 new cases in the past 24 hours. The 14-day incidence rate of the virus also rose to 436.75 per 100,000 population. The sharp increases are mainly due to a spate of infections in people aged 12 to 29, the vast majority of whom have not been vaccinated against the virus.
The increase in cases has led several regions of Spain to reintroduce restrictions.
Although the number of infections in the country has recently increased, daily deaths remain low, with 29 people dying in the past week. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic is now 81,033. To date, approximately 59.5% of the population in Spain has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 46.7% have received both doses.