Spain reports record 14-day COVID-19 infection rate

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People queue to receive free lateral flow coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at a pharmacy, as the regional authorities re-stocked the supplies after the Christmas in Madrid, Spain December 28, 2021. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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MADRID, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Spain's Health Ministry reported a record in the national 14-day COVID-19 infection rate on Tuesday, as the figure climbed to 2,433.9 per 100,000 people, from 2,295.8 registered the previous day.

Intensive care occupancy reached 21.3% on Tuesday, a slight increase from 21.2% on Monday but still far below the peak of 45% recorded last February.

The number of COVID-19 sufferers to have died in the last seven days stands at 308, the ministry report showed.

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Reporting by Catarina Demony; Editing by Chris Reese

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