Spain hits 8 million COVID-19 cases

On Friday, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced the registration of 8 million cases of the new Corona virus (Covid-19), the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday, quoting the Xinhua News Agency.

The ministry confirmed 162,508 new cases of the virus for the period between 2 pm (1300 GMT) from Thursday until 2 pm Friday, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic to 8,093,036.

The country had announced 6 million cases on December 28, 2021 and 7 million on January 8.

The ministry said, on Friday, that there were 139 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus to 90,759. Meanwhile, the infection rate in 14 days rose by 35.83 points to 3,192.46.

On Friday, the Spanish Ministry of Education published a report showing that 102,233 students in non-university education and 19,335 teachers are currently either in isolation or have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The report was published just five days after children returned to school after the Christmas holidays, although not all infections will be produced during that time.

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