The Ministry of Health has notified 38,869 new coronavirus infections this Wednesday. This figure is the worst figure since the health crisis began and is well above the second worst, registered on October 30, with 25,595 cases. Since March, 2,176,089 people have been infected in Spain and 52,878 have died. The number of deaths has increased this day by 195 victims and is now 735 in one week.
The incidence continues to rise. If yesterday it was at 454, this day reaches 492.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
These data come on a day in which several autonomous communities have announced new restrictions or their intention to implement new measures. Cantabria will close the large stores on weekends from next. The Balearic Islands have limited meetings on the islands of Mallorca and Ibiza to people who live together and on both islands has decreed the closure of non-essential activity at 8:00 p.m., among other measures, which also affect the islands of Menorca and Formentera. In Galicia, the touch of at 10 pm is brought forward as of Friday, meetings are limited to four people and the hotel business must close at 6 pm. Extremadura has announced this Wednesday the closure of all its municipalities and the closure of the hotel industry and non-essential commerce in towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants.
Our restrictions in Navarra, in force since January 15, will also affect bars and restaurants, which must close at 9:00 p.m. and smokers, who may not smoke on terraces or walking down the street. In La Rioja, the new measures will come into effect on the 16th and include the closure of non-essential establishments at 5:00 p.m. until at least the end of the month.
This same Wednesday, the new restrictions on Castilla y León, where the interior of the hotel business has been temporarily closed and large surfaces. In addition, while waiting for Castilla-La Mancha to announce more measures this afternoon, Andalusia has already advanced that it will do the same next Friday.