According to the data published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, (ECDC), Spain has reported 40 cases. Of these, 24 required hospitalization, three ICU admissions, and a transplant.
The Ministry of Health discovered three new patients with the disease since the last update on June 17th. This leaves 473 European cases and over 900 worldwide. "Fortunately, there has been no significant increase in the number of Spanish cases. Julia del Amo, Director of the Ministry's Division of HIV, STI, and Tuberculosis Control, stated that we believe the outbreak has been contained.
Researchers continue to search for the cause of this hepatitis that was detected in April in the United Kingdom. However, several hypotheses have been put forward: it could be caused by a type of adenovirus or covid-19, and it may also be co-infected with these pathogens.