CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: Spain's daily death toll reaches new high: 832 dead in the last 24 hours

The total number of infected cases since the crisis started stands at 72,000 with 5,690 deaths. More patients are recovering: almost 3,000 today, over 12,000 in total.

El Palacio de Hielo, improvisada morgue en Madrid.
EFE

The coronavirus graph continues its steep curve in Spain, indicating that the number of infected cases and deaths as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rise. In the last 24 hours, Spain has recorded its biggest single-day rise of covid-19-related deaths since the crisis started with 832 deaths, taking the country's total to 5,690. The number of infected cases has also risen to take to total number of cases to 72,000, while Spain waits for the arrivals of testing kits which the government has ordered from China (the first batch were sent back for being inaccurate). Once large-scale testing is available, authorities will be able to determine how many people have the virus in Spain.

Spain's coronavirus numbers getting close to Italy's

On Thursday, there was a slight drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Spain with 655 registered, down from 738 the previous day. But the situation has deteriorated during the last two days - 769 deaths recorded on Friday and 836 today. Spain's figures are approaching Italy's, who suffered a thousand deaths due to the pandemic yesterday.

A patient is admitted to Madrid's 12 de Octubre hospital.

More people recovering from Covid-19 in Spain

While those figures are alarming, there has also been cause for hope. The number of people who have overcome the virus and recovered has also continued to grow exponentially. On Friday, 2,342 patients were given the medical all-clear, to take the total number of recoveries to 9,357; on Saturday, the figure was 2,928, which leaves a new total of 12,285 who have recovered. Only when the number of recoveries exceeds the number of new cases of infections will the curve start to level out and make its descent - but that for now, seems a while away from happening.