COVID-19: Death toll in Spain overtakes China as over 3500 people succumb to virus

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Spain has become the second most affected country in the world after Italy by the Novel Coronavirus after it recorded a total number of 3,434 deaths as on Wednesday, March 25.

As of today, the number has seen as an increase of more than 150, bringing the death toll to 3,647

The number of deaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683 announced in Italy.

China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy – the worst affected country – has 6,820.

Per calculations, Spain’s rate of infection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are being treated in hospitals across the country.

Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for the virus, the government says. She was admitted to hospital on Sunday with respiratory symptoms.

Meanwhile, MPs are expected to vote on extending the country’s state of emergency for another two weeks until 11 April.

Currently, there are 471,518 cases of the virus worldwide, with more than 21,000 deaths and more than 110,000 people having recovered from the pandemic




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