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Spain records highest single-day coronavirus death total

Following a drop-off in deaths as recorded in the official figures issued on Thursday, the country registers the highest daily death rate with 769 fatalities due to the Covid-19 virus.

Personal sanitario en el Palacio de Hielo, que está sirviendo para albergar los cuerpos de los fallecidos por el coronavirus.
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Spain's Ministry of Health today announced that the country has seen a total of 64,059 people diagnosed with then Covid-19 virus, 4,858 people have died and 9,357 individuals have made a recovery after suffering with the virus. Both capital Madrid and Barcelona remain as the areas in the country with the highest number of recorded cases, 19,243 and 12,940 respectively.

Without doubt, the negative aspect of today's statistics is reflected on the number of daily deaths with 769 people losing their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours, seeing today's numbers register the hightest daily death recording since the start of the pandemic in Spain. The figures contrast with tat of 655 fatalities on Thursday and 738 the previous day. Spain is now edging closer to the Italian daily death rate high of 793.

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Positive signs

Fernando Simón, the head of Spain’s health emergency coordination centre stated in his daily press conference that despite the negative death rate on Friday, there are positive signs in the country’s fight against the spread of coronavirus.

The data indicates that we’re on the way to stabilisation,” Simón said. “It’s true that today we have registered more deaths than yesterday, but the overall rise [of cases from the previous day] is 14%, the lowest in the last 15 days.”

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