SPAIN has recorded 11,016 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 4,810 were detected in Madrid, which continues to be by far the most affected region in the second wave.

Meanwhile, 3,897 correspond to PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours – more than half of which come from Madrid.

Over the same period there has been 177 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 31,791.

That figure does not include deaths in nursing homes or people who died with coronavirus symptoms but were not tested to confirm whether or not they had the virus.

In the past week there have been 486 deaths across the country, with Madrid accounting for 172 of these.

It’s more than 100 more than Andalucia, which had the second-highest amount of deaths in the past seven days with 70.

In terms of hospitalisations, there have been 2,264 in the past week, with the majority (469) being in Andalucia, followed by Madrid with 336 and Castilla y Leon with 324.

There are currently 10,855 people with coronavirus in hospitals across Spain, representing 86 fewer than yesterday.

At the national level, 9.28% of beds are being taken up by COVID-19 patients, rising to 17.93% in intensive care units.

Madrid is in a more serious situation with 41% of hospital beds dedicated to the disease, followed by La Rioja with 32% and Castilla y Leon with more than 31%.

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