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World Spain Overtakes China Death Toll, Has Second Most Deaths From Coronavirus

15:27  25 march  2020
15:27  25 march  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Spain ’s coronavirus death toll has overtaken China ’s, climbing to 3,434, while a The death toll in Italy rose by 683 on Wednesday, a decline in the daily rate following a spike the day before. The rate of new infections slowed for a fourth consecutive day, rising by 3,491 compared with 3,612 on Tuesday.

Spain ’s coronavirus -related death toll passed a grim milestone on March 25, 2020, surpassing that of China , the original epicentre of what is now a global pandemic. As of March 26, Spain had confirmed 47,610 cases and 3,434 deaths . The country now has the second largest number of deaths reported


The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed China for the first time, with 3,434 people dead from the disease as of Wednesday morning.

China's 81,661 cases are still greater than any other country, but as outbreaks worsen around the world, its number of deaths, or 3,285, no longer is.

a person standing in front of a store: General view of the Emergency entrance of Hospital La Paz on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain. On Wednesday, the death toll surpassed that in China, becoming the second most deaths in a single country. © Carlos Alvarez/Getty General view of the Emergency entrance of Hospital La Paz on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain. On Wednesday, the death toll surpassed that in China, becoming the second most deaths in a single country. On Sunday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez asked Parliament to approve a request to extend the state of emergency for 15 days. The state of emergency was announced on March 14 and if the extension is approved, as Sanchez expects it will be, it will last until April 11. Spain has had 47,610 cases and on Saturday, Sanchez said the worst is still ahead.

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Spain 's latest daily death toll of 812 on Monday followed a new one-day record the previous day. The total number of confirmed cases, which has now overtaken China 's total, rose by eight percent in 24 hours. Italy, which has the world’s highest number of deaths , counted 756 more deaths in 24 hours

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"There are hard days ahead," Sanchez said during a Saturday briefing. "We have to get ready from a physiological and emotional standpoint. We have to get to the end of next week strong, very strong. The risk is everywhere."

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In Spain, people are barred from leaving their homes except for the essentials, such as going to the grocery store or getting medical care. The prime minister acknowledged the measures were extreme but said, "we are at war."

Health Minister Fernando Simon said in a Sunday press briefing that if Spain is lucky, in the "not very far away" future, the situation will stabilize and start to go down. However, he expressed the same concern shared by health officials around the world that relaxing mitigation measures would cause a resurgence of the outbreak.

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Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. There have been 3,245 reported deaths in China , but there have been questions

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Of the cases in Spain, 26,960 people have been hospitalized, according to the Ministry of Health. As of Tuesday, 56 percent of hospitalizations involved people who were 65 or older, 29 percent included people between 45 and 64 and 14 percent were people between 15 and 44.

In Italy, where the largest outbreak outside of China is occurring, cases have risen to 69,176. Of those cases, 6,820 people have died, more than double the death toll in China, where the virus originated. Similar lockdown measures are in place for Italian residents nationwide and on Friday, Atilio Fontana, the president of the Lombardy region, said the military would be brought in to help enforce measures.

Germany and France have also had more than 20,000 cases and on March 16, the European Commission proposed barring nonessential travel into the European Union for 30 days.

"I want to express my support and encouragement to all Spanish people who suffer from this terrible crisis," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a video message on Wednesday morning. "We are working tirelessly to help you, you are not alone."

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Spain saw what happened in Iran and Italy – and yet it just overtook China ’s death toll in one of the darkest It is one of the darkest and most dramatic moments in recent Spanish history. In the chilling table Spain is now the hotspot of the global pandemic, a ghoulish title that has been passed from

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Spain virus death toll soars nearly 30 percent to 767The number of people who have contracted the disease has meanwhile grown by around 25 percent to 17,147, according to health ministry figures, bringing Spain's tally near that of Iran, the world's third most affected country after China and Italy.

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