Spain coronavirus death toll rises by 838 overnight in country’s biggest one-day surge

A health worker transfers a patient on a stretcher at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, Spain: AFP

Spain has recorded 849 new deaths related to coronavirus, the highest number in 24 hours in the country since the outbreak began. The national death toll is now at 8,189, according to the health ministry. Spain is the worst-hit country in Europe after Italy.

Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight – the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started, although the increase in percentage terms was slightly lower than in the previous days, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll rose to 8,189 on Tuesday from 7,340 on Monday, while the number of cases rose to 94,417 on Tuesday from 85,195 on Monday.


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