MADRID, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Spain detected 2,944 new cases of COVID-19 by PCR tests over the past seven days, while outbreaks registered throughout the country, the Spanish Ministry of Health said on Friday.
The outbreak in Segria in the northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia has badly affected many temporary fruit pickers in the area. A two-week quarantine were placed on the region six days ago with movement limits on its 210,000 inhabitants.
While the number of new infections increased, the number of deaths from the disease continued to fall.
According to the ministry, COVID-19 claimed lives of 10 people over the past seven days.
Positive data were also seen in hospitals. Over the same period, 156 people had needed hospital treatment with only eight of them needing intensive care treatment.
So far, Spain has registered 253,908 cases of COVID-19 and 28,403 deaths from the disease.