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Spain's Coronavirus toll crosses 19,000 mark after 551 people die in single day

AFP
Published : Apr 16, 2020, 4:44 pm IST
Updated : Apr 16, 2020, 4:44 pm IST

Spain has seen the increase in the number of deaths and infections slow over the past fortnight

A volunteer worker carries out disinfection in Spain. (AFP)
 A volunteer worker carries out disinfection in Spain. (AFP)

Madrid: Spain saw its coronavirus death toll soar past 19,000 on Thursday after another 551 people died of Covid-19, with the numbers reflecting a staggered slowdown after nearly five weeks on lockdown.

One of the worst-hit countries in the world, Spain has seen the increase in the number of deaths and infections slow over the past fortnight, with the overnight fatalities taking the toll to 19,130.

 

It also recorded 5,183 new cases of Covid-19, taking the overall figure to 182,816 -- officially second highest in the world behind the United States.

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