Spain has logged another huge leap in Covid cases, reporting 27,4o4 new infections since last Friday and bringing its total to 593,730.
According to the latest figures from the health ministry, 116,464 cases have been diagnosed over the past two weeks and there have been 207 deaths over the past seven days.
The Madrid area - the Spanish region hardest hit by the virus - accounts for roughly a third of all the cases and a third of the country’s 29,848 deaths.
The continuing spike in cases comes a week after Spain became the first western European country to log more than 500,000 cases. The country has carried out more than 7.6 million PCR tests since the pandemic began.
Coronavirus could potentially cost one million jobs in Britain this year, with most losses anticipated during the current third quarter, according to a study published on Monday.
Job losses could hit 450,000 between July and September, the Institute for Employment Studies forecast in a report, warning this could worsen to 690,000 positions under a worst-case scenario.Continue reading...