Spain Reports Record Number Of Coronavirus Deaths In One Day

Civil Defence members carry a patient on a stretcher as they arrive at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, on March 26, 2020. - Spain's coronavirus death toll surged above 4,000 today but the increase in both fatal... Civil Defence members carry a patient on a stretcher as they arrive at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, on March 26, 2020. - Spain's coronavirus death toll surged above 4,000 today but the increase in both fatalities and new infections slowed, leaving officials hopeful a nationwide lockdown is starting to curb the spread of the disease. A total of 655 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 4,089, the health ministry said. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 27, 2020 9:32 a.m.
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MADRID — Spain is reporting a record number of daily deaths at 769.

Spain’s coronavirus cases increased by 7,800 Friday to total 64,059 cases. There’s a total of 4,858 deaths.

The director of Spain’s health emergency coordination center, Fernando Simón, says the day-on-day increase of infections is slightly lower for the first time since a rapid rise in early March. The country has the second-worse tally in Europe and fourth in the world.

From Wednesday to Thursday, the positives had increased in more than 8,500 cases, some 700 more than Thursday to Friday. The daily increase was 14% Friday, lower than in previous days.

Spain’s Health Ministry says more than 9,000 people have recovered from the COVID-19 illness.

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