Survey: One in 10 Spaniards is infected with the coronavirus

The proportion of Spaniards infected with coronavirus has doubled, according to a survey.

The rate now stands at 10%, meaning about 4.7 million people have been infected with the second wave of the pandemic since the end of the summer, according to results from the latest phase of a nationwide antibody study.

More than 51,400 people tested and answered questions across Spain in the second half of November as part of a prevalence survey showing that infections far exceeded the number of confirmed cases in Spain of more than 1.75 million. .

“One in 10 people living in Spain is infected, half during the first wave and the other half during the second epidemic,” said Rachel Giotti, director of the Carlos III Health Institute. of research.

The prevalence in Madrid is the highest of all Spanish regions, with 18.6% of the population having a positive COVID-19 antibody test.

Previous research published in July, after testing nearly 70,000 people between April and June, showed a prevalence of just over 5%.

Spain counts 48,401 dead from the new coronavirus, with 388 in the last 24 hours.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health of the country, today 10,328 cases of new coronavirus were recorded, with the result that the total from the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 1,762,212.

With information from Reuters / ΑΠΕ

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