Spain's coronavirus deaths jump by 838 in new one-day record

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Madrid - In total, there have been 6,528 deaths in Spain.

By Wam

Published: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 6:19 PM

Last updated: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 8:22 PM

Spain set a new grim record amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with 838 deaths within the last 24-hour period, said the country's Health Ministry.
The German press agency, dpa, reported that it was the country's highest one-day death toll since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The overall number of people infected with the virus - which can cause the deadly respiratory disease Covid-19 - now stands at 78,797, making Spain the country with the fourth-highest number of confirmed cases and Europe's second-worst-hit country.
In total, there have been 6,528 deaths in Spain.
Nonetheless, officials said that the rate of new deaths has slowed, to 15 per cent, from 17 per cent the day before. The rate of new infections also slowed to 4 per cent, from 9 per cent on Saturday.

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