Madrid regional health services started on Tuesday (September 29) rapid COVID testing in the locked down working class neighborhood of Puente de Vallecas in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus in the area.
The community has acquired 5 million of the new rapid tests as part of the regional government's strategy to detect asymptomatic population and cut transmission chains in places with higher incidence of coronavirus.
Heath workers were seen testing swab samples on a small device that shows the results in 15 minutes.
Spain's tally of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 748,266 on Monday (September 28), rising by 31,785 from Friday's total, health ministry data showed.
The cumulative death toll reached 31,411 from 31,232 on Friday (September 25). Daily deaths are now around their highest levels since early May but are well below the late March record of nearly 900.