Spain’s Ministry of Health: New data show that the country had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in early January
According to the revised historical data released by the Spanish Ministry of Health on November 19th local time, Spain had at least seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 on January 1, 2020, five of which had treatment records in hospitals in different regions of the country.
New historical data added cases that meet the clinical symptom criteria of COVID-19 to the tested and confirmed cases.
According to the new historical data of the Ministry of Health, the number of admissions who met the symptoms of COVID-19 in the first two weeks of January 2020 reached 110, and by the end of the month, the data had reached 223, and there were no deaths.
According to historical data revised by the Carlos III Institute, the country had three positive tests on January 1, and the number of positive cases in the month reached 70.
Daniel Prietto, an epidemiology researcher at Oxford University, after assessing the data, believes that the novel coronavirus had community transmission in Catalonia in early February