Published On: Wed, Apr 1st, 2020

Spain surpasses 100,000 Covid-19 infections, records 5th consecutive day with 800+ deaths

Spanish authorities have confirmed that the total number of coronavirus infections in the country has surpassed 100,000, while the daily death toll reached over 800 fatalities for the fifth consecutive day.

The total number of infections in the country now stands at 102,136, of which 5,872 are being treated in intensive care units across the country. For the second day running, authorities announced a record death toll, with 864 new fatalities. The increase was lower than previous days in terms of percentage, however, despite being a record in absolute terms.

At least 9,053 people have died in total during the outbreak.

Thankfully, some 22,000 people have recovered from the infection, according to figures published by the Spanish Ministry for Health.

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Meanwhile, Spain’s Minister for the Economy Nadia Calvino has said that her government doesn’t have a financing problem, in spite of the crisis, but has called for an EU-wide system to share the debt incurred in order to overcome the coronavirus crisis in all member states.

Italy is still the worst-afflicted country in Europe at present, with a total of 105,792 cases of coronavirus infection and 12,428 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the European death toll surpassed 30,000 people on Wednesday morning, AFP reports.

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