A record 950 people have died from coronavirus in Spain in the span of 24 hours, lifting the country’s death toll to 10,003 from 9,053. With the world’s second-highest number of mortalities after Italy, and third-highest tally of cases after the United States and Italy, Spain is fraught to contain the infection during a strict lockdown that was lately protracted until at least April 11.
Italy remains the worst-affected country, with a total of 105,792 confirmed cases and 13,155 deaths. Spain has 102,136 cases and 9,053 deaths. However, Italy has seen the daily rise in infection rates fall to less than 3%, well down on a few days ago.
Data from Spain’s health ministry shows the rise in infections is slowing. The country has confirmed 110,238 cases, a rise of almost 8% overnight. However, health authorities said that the rate is down from the daily average of a 20% increase that was recorded up to 25th March.
The Spanish government has accredited the number of people infected could be much higher because its health services are only able to carry out between 15,000 and 20,000 tests a day.
Well, globally, there are more than 939,000 cases and 47,000 people have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.