The number of new cases of COVID-19 increased sharply in Spain, averaging over 2,000 per day last week.
Spanish Health Ministry reported infections have been going up for weeks, numbering 1,525 on Friday, whereas they had been under 1,000 seven days previously.
In the seven days, the number of diagnosed cases totalled 14,198.
Differences in figures stem from the fact that regions sometimes report cases to the Health Ministry many days after they are diagnosed.
The worst hit regions are Catalonia, with over 5,000 cases in seven days, and Aragon, 2,884 cases.
However, the new upsurge is also worsening in the Madrid region, where 2,074 cases were diagnosed.