SPAIN has recorded its second-highest daily count of coronavirus cases Wednesday with 25,042 added to the running total.
During the entire pandemic, that figure was only beaten last Friday, when it was 25,595.
It should be noted that Catalunya figures from yesterday and today are included in Wednesday’s numbers following errors in reporting data on Tuesday.
Of the 25,042 declared today, some 8,924 correspond to tests performed in the past 24 hours (3,783 more than Tuesday).
Madrid accounted for the most with 1,942, followed by Catalunya with 1,619 and the Basque Country with 1,166.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry added 1,623 deaths to the rolling death toll on Wednesday.
According to health leaders, the astonishing number is due to delays in confirming deaths before May 11, with health professionals having been extra careful not to report errors.
This caused a backlog and meant an extra 5,105 cases and 1,326 deaths were added to the totals today.
Without these, the case increase today would be 19,937 and death count 297.
The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Spain is now 38,118.
Meanwhile, the cumulative incidence rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days continues to grow, up marginally from 527 yesterday to 528 today.
The most at risk regions with an incidence rate of above 1,000 are Melilla (1,424), Navarra (1,172) and Aragon (1,106).
Other regions that exceed the national average, with worrying levels, include Ceuta (902), Castilla y Leon (819), La Rioja (768), Catalunya (752), the Basque Country (674), Murcia (604), Extremadura (564) and Castilla La Mancha (537).