WORLD Spain announces record 838 virus deaths in 24 hours

WORLD

Spain announces record 838 virus deaths in 24 hours

AFP

17:44, March 29, 2020


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A healthcare worker takes samples from a driver at a drive-through testing point for the COVID-19 disease at the University Hospital in Burgos on March 28, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Spain confirmed another 838 deaths in 24 hours from coronavirus on Sunday, a new daily record bringing the total number of deaths to 6,528, according to health ministry figures.

The number of confirmed cases in Spain has now reached 78,797 -- after an increase of 9.1 percent in one day -- as the country battles the world's second most deadly outbreak.


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