Vials containing the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are displayed before being used at a mobile vaccine clinic, in Valparaiso, Chile, January 3, 2022. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido | RODRIGO GARRIDO

Spain's Health Ministry reported a new record in the national 14-day COVID-19 infection rate on Monday, as the figure climbed to 2,295.8 per 100,000 people from 1,775.27 registered last Thursday, before a long weekend.

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The number of COVID-19 sufferers to have died in the last seven days stands at 249, the ministry said in a statement.