Spain’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed China after the country recorded more than 700 deaths in a single day.
The country’s total death toll is now the second-highest in the world as infections rose by 20 percent to 47,610.
With a total of 3,434 deaths, Spain overtook China’s (where the outbreak began) toll of 3,285.
Italy still has the most deaths of any nation in the world with 6,820.
Hotels in the country are being converted into hospitals and an ice rink in the capital Madrid is being used as a temporary morgue to store bodies until they can be buried or cremated.
Also, an investigation has begun after soldiers disinfecting nursing homes discovered elderly people living amid corpses of suspected coronavirus victims.
Globally, 440,386 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded with 19,753 deaths and 112,036 recoveries.