Spain Coronavirus Case and Death Rate Increases Again

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The rate of new infections and deaths from the novel coronavirus in Spain has increased after a week-long decline, data from the Spanish Health Ministry showed.

Figures released by the ministry show that 743 people have died in the past 24 hours – a 5.7% increase in total deaths. This is a slight acceleration on Monday’s data, which recorded 637 new deaths – a 5.1% increase on the previous day’s total deaths.

The number of active cases has also gone up from 81,540 to 83,504, representing a growth of 2.4% on Monday’s numbers. That also shows an acceleration compared to Monday, where there was only a 1.6% increase

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There was also a jump in the number of patients admitted to intensive care units in the past 24 hours, with Spanish authorities counting 130 new cases. Monday saw the lowest daily increase since March 16, with only 70 new cases in Spanish ICUs.

Some 43,208 have now recovered from the virus, according to the health ministry.

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