Spain’s coronavirus death toll soars by 849 in a day as deadly outbreak races out of control

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Published on 31 Mar 2020, 13:06
CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of 849 people in Spain in 24 hours setting a disturbing new record.

The country has a death toll of 8,189 making it the second-worst hit in the world behind Italy.

A temporary hospital containing over 5,000 beds at the Ifema convention and exhibition centre in Madrid

And the daily number of people dying over the last few days is horrifying with 812 dead yesterday while 838 on Sunday.

However, authorities have confirmed that the past 24 hours has been the deadliest day in Spain so far with 849 casualties.

The number of people infected by COVID-19 in the country is 94,417 while a total of 5,607 currently need intensive care treatment.

Spain is taking a series of actions to combat the spread of the virus.

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