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Spain logs record 838 Covid-19 deaths in one day

MADRID, Spain, March 30, 2020

Spain set a new grim record amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with 838 deaths within the last 24-hour period, Emirates news agency Wam quoted Spain’s Health Ministry as saying.

The German press agency dpa reported that it was the country's highest one-day death toll since the 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 they saw a silver lining, in that the rate of new deaths has slowed, to 15 percent, from 17 percent the day before. The rate of new infections also slowed to 4 percent, from 9 percent on Saturday.

 




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