The autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health this Monday of 93,822 new cases of COVID-19 during the weekend, 7,698 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours.

These figures are much higher than those notified on the same day last week, when 84,287 positives were reported. The data represents the highest number of confirmed infections in a weekend since the pandemic began.

The total number of infections in Spain has already risen to 2,593,382 since the start of the pandemic, according to official statistics.

The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 884, compared to 828 on Friday. In the past two weeks, a total of 416,042 positive cases have been registered.

A total of 767 new deaths were added to this Monday’s report, compared to 400 on Friday and 455 last Monday. Up to 56,287 people with a positive diagnostic test have died since the virus first arrived in Spain, according to data collected by the Ministry.

In the last week, 1,369 people with a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis have died in Spain.

In the Valencian Community the Minister for Health, Ana Barceló, warned this Monday that community transmission is “uncontrolled” and widespread, with sustained and growing pressure in practically all health departments.

“The number of positive cases, hospitalisations and the number of deaths already exceed the figures of the first wave,” she added.

The virus’s reproduction rate is now 1.03 (contagion capacity by one person) and the cumulative incidence in the last 14 and seven days is above the national average (1,245 cases and 529 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively).