Published On: Wed, Apr 1st, 2020

Spain coronavirus hell: Cases hit 100,000 as death toll soars – terrifying update | World | News

The health ministry said there have been 7,719 new cases for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, sending the overall total soaring to 102.136 – up from 94,417..

A further 864 people have died, with the death toll rising to 9,053 from 9,189 on Tuesday.

But the health ministry said the daily death rate increase was lower in percentage terms than during the previous days.

There have been more than 43,000 deaths across the world from coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Spain has registered the second most deaths from coronavirus, only behind Italy, which has recorded more than 12,000 fatalities.

Last week, the country overtook China – where coronavirus originated – in terms of the number of deaths from the pandemic.

There have also been nearly 872,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with the deadly disease spreading to some 200 countries.

Spain has also recorded the second most COVID-19 infections, behind the USA which has nearly 190,000.

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

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