“We refer these data so that everyone can clearly see that is not only people who contract the disease at a more advanced age who need hospitalisation”, said Marta Temido at the daily press conference to update the covid-19 pandemic situation.

Of the total number of hospitalised patients, 33 percent are between 40 and 69 years old, 66 percent are over 70 years old and 4 percent are under 40 years old.

The minister also added that, of the 5,891 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, more than a thousand are people aged between 40 and 49 years old, and another 425 are over 80 years old.