SPAIN has recorded 11,289 coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 10,799 registered a day earlier.

Of these, according to the ministry of health, 4,143 were detected in the past 24 hours while there have been 130 deaths over the same period.

In the past 24 hours the majority of cases have been declared in Madrid, while the central region also accounts for the most deaths.

Over the past seven days, 171 people have lost their lives to coronavirus in Madrid, more than triple that of the second-hardest hit region, the Basque Country, which saw 54 deaths over the same period.

Aragon saw 51 people die from the disease, followed by Andalucia with 46, Castilla and Leon 42, Valencia 26, Galicia 24, Castilla La Mancha 19, La Rioja 18, Extremedura 17, Navarra 13, Canarias 11 and Catalunya 10.

The Balearic Islands have reported eight deaths over the past week, Cantabria four, Asturias two and Ceuta one.

Melilla and Murcia are the only regions to have recorded no deaths since last Wednesday.

There are now a total of 10,755 coronavirus patients in hospitals across Spain, increasing by 126 in the past 24 hours.

Most of them are concentrated in Madrid (3,813), Catalunya (1,284) and Andalucia (1,117) – although the latter has added the most patients in the past seven days (475).

Of the 2,473 patients admitted in the past week, 191 have been transferred to intensive care units.

ICU patients have more than doubled in the last month.

Nationally 9.21% of hospital beds are being occupied by COVID-19 patients but some regions are reaching dangerous levels.

In Ceuta that figure is just over 42% while in La Rioja it is 40% and in Madrid 38%.

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