coronavirus patients in one of the Covid ICUs. | EFE

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Occupancy of Spain's intensive care wards by COVID-19 patients should peak by the end of this week, Health Minister Carolina Darias told a news conference on Tuesday, adding that pressure on hospitals remained at "concerning" levels.

Average ICU occupancy is at 43% across the country and above 50% in some regions, Darias said.

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