SPAIN has detected 25,595 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

It is the highest daily count of the pandemic and is the first time it has exceeded 25,000, a feat only achieved by a handful of countries.

The Ministry of Health figures released today suggest the country is far from reaching a peak in the second wave, with the number of infections detected jumping by 28% compared to last Friday.

The total number of infections registered since the start of the pandemic in Spain is now 1,185,678.

It means 2.5% of the population has officially been infected but the actual number is believed to be much higher.

A total of 239 people lost their lives to the virus in Spain between Thursday and Friday.

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