COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Spain, which registers 971 new infections

MADRID, Jul 23 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain stood at 270,166 on Thursday, with a daily increase of 971 infections, above the 730 reported the previous day, according to the latest published data. by the Ministry of Health.

The appearance of new outbreaks has led to the reimposition of restrictions in many parts of the country less than a month after the lifting of the state of alarm, including the obligation to wear a mask at all times in public spaces in some autonomous communities.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths from the disease in the country in the last 7 days was 7, bringing the total to 28,429 deaths, compared to 28,426 registered until Tuesday. (Information from Michael Susin; edited by Darío Fernández)