The Ministry confirmed 162,508 new cases of the virus for the period between 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday to 2 p.m. on Friday, which brings the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 8,093,036.
The country had announced 6 million cases on Dec. 28, 2021 and 7 million on Jan. 8.
On Friday, the Ministry said there had been a further 139 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities from the virus to 90,759. Meanwhile, the 14-day incidence rate climbed by 35.83 points to 3,192.46.
The Spanish Ministry of Education published Friday a report showing that 102,233 students in non-university education and 19,335 teachers are currently either in isolation or have tested positive for COVID-19.
The report was published just five days after children returned to school after the Christmas holidays, although not all of the infections will have been produced over that period.