Spain records over 900 coronavirus deaths for second day

Spain records over 900 coronavirus deaths for second day
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More than 900 people died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures showed on Friday, although the rate of new infections and deaths continued to slow.

Spain has the world's second-highest death toll after Italy with the virus so far claiming 10,935 lives — 932 in the past day — from 117,710 confirmed cases.

But health ministry figures confirm a consistent downward trend in the rate of new cases and fatalities.

The overall number of hospitalizations (blue), admittance into ICU (yellow) deaths (red) and recoveries (green) are shown in the chart below, which reveals that the curve of the number of hospital admittances is flattening. Data: Ministry of Health

The latest number show the rate of infections up by 6.8 percent, compared with 7.9 percent on Thursday and 20 percent in the middle of last week.   

And the daily rise in deaths also slowed to 9.3 percent on Friday, down from 10.5 percent on Thursday, and a big drop from the 27-percent increase on March 25th.

 
Friday's figures revealed that more than 56,000 people in Spain had been hospitalized with coronavirus, and more than 30,000 had recovered and had been discharged from hospital.

A total of 6,416 coronavirus patients remain in intensive care.

The data shows that Spain is now the most affected country in the world with the highest number of infections and death per capita, overtaking Italy.

Data from Worldometerst

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