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Spain reports 769 new deaths, toll nears 5,000

AFP
Published : Mar 27, 2020, 5:34 pm IST
Updated : Mar 27, 2020, 5:34 pm IST

The number of cases jumped to 64,059, although the rate of new infections appeared to be slowing

A health worker transfers a patient on a stretcher at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes. AFP Photo
 A health worker transfers a patient on a stretcher at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes. AFP Photo

Madrird: 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.

 

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