Coronavirus: Spain Reports Massive Drop in New Infections

A patient, center, is transferred to a medicalised hotel during the COVID-19 outbreak in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections today in Spain was 3,995, much lower than yesterday’s 6,740 new confirmed cases.

Spain also saw the number of new coronavirus deaths rise by 378 today, slightly higher than yesterday’s 367, which was the lowest number of new deaths in over a month.

The new figures brought Spain’s total number of confirmed cases to 223,759 and the number of total deaths to 22,902.

However, research done by experts at a Spanish university has predicted that the country could have more than 2 million cases on Covid-19, almost ten times more than the official figures suggest.

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While they stressed it was too early to carry out a detailed analysis, the experts pointed to the country’s sociable lifestyle and close ties between young and older family members as significant factors in the virus’s spread.

Spain has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the pandemic, with official figures putting it second only to the U.S. in terms of cases, with 223,759.

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