Spain death toll hits 4,858 as 769 die in 24 hours


A health worker is seen at the IFEMA Exhibition center in Madrid, Spain, March 23, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The death toll in Spain soared over 4,800 Friday after 769 people died in 24 hours, in what was a record one-day figure for fatalities, the government said. 

Health ministry figures showed the number of deaths reaching 4,858, while cases jumped to 64,059, although the rate of new infections appeared to be slowing, registering a 14 percent increase compared with 18 percent a day earlier.