Spain’s coronavirus death toll tops 4,000, with over 56,000 cases reported

Nellie Chapman
March 26, 2020

Although China has the most confirmed cases with more than 81,600, Italy recorded the most deaths with 7,503 fatalities in almost 69,200 cases.

By comparison, China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy - the worst affected country - has 6,820.

Italy has around 62 million people, according to the most recent CIA World Factbook data, similar to Hubei's almost 60 million residents.

Spain now has at least 47,610 coronavirus cases, the country's Ministry of Health says.

More than 428,000 people worldwide have been infected by the virus and more than 19,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Since his four-party coalition government was sworn in on Saturday, Mr Matovic has repeatedly criticised the previous cabinet for a failure to secure protective equipment.

It recorded 738 deaths in 24 hours, the most casualties in a single day since the outbreak began.

China, the birthplace of COVID-19 has recorded the most cases at just over 81,000.

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MPs are to vote on extending the country's state of emergency for another two weeks until 11 April. Schools, bars, restaurants and most shops are shuttered, social gatherings banned and people confined to their homes.

"To save India, to save its every citizen, you, your family... every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy reported a sharp fall in the number of deaths compared with the day before, but remained in a critical situation, with a total of 4,474 deaths and 32,346 cases.

Globally the planet is closing in on half a million cases although 113,000 of that number have now recovered.

As a precaution, members of parliament were spaced widely apart in Berlin's Reichstag building for the session.

The Italian Economy Minister said yesterday that the eurozone's bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, should be used to help economies survive the coronavirus crisis. China followed Spain with 3,163 deaths.

But financial markets rose after U.S. leaders agreed a stimulus package worth roughly 10 percent of their economy, an injection Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said represented a "wartime level of investment".

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