According to the latest statistics of Spain’s health department, Spain added more than 800,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in January this year, almost 30% of the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
In addition, Spain’s number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit in late January doubled compared with the beginning of January, and the pressure on the health care system across Spain remained high.
According to the data released recently by the Spanish health department, the incidence of COVID-19 in Spain has eased, but according to the pandemic-related data reported by various regions of Spain on the 30th, intensive care wards in various places are still facing great pressure, and the occupancy rate of ICUs for COVID-19 cases in many places is still increasing.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Catalonia has exceeded 500,000.
On the 30th, the new confirmed cases in Andalusia reached a new high in a single day.
The chairman of the Asturia government warned that the number of COVID-19 variants in the region accounted for 25% of the new cases.
The governments of Castile-León and Valencia have also announced that they will continue to strengthen control measures.
In order to control the importation of the pandemic abroad, Spanish officials issued the third restrictive decree extending flights and cruise ships entering Spain from the United Kingdom on the 30th, and the border between Spain and Portugal will also be subject to access control.