Spain coronavirus deaths rise for second day in a row

Spain coronavirus deaths rise for second day in a row
Undertakers lower a coffin at La Almudena cemetery in Madrid, Spain on April 7. Source: AP
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Daily US Times, Madrid: According to data from the Health Ministry of Spain released on Wednesday, the country has recorded its second consecutive daily increase in the number of deaths from coronavirus following a week-long decline.

In the past 24 hours, 757 people died, an increase from 743 deaths recorded the previous day.

However it was only 5.5% in relation to the total number of deaths, a slight slowdown compared to Tuesday’s 5.7% rise in the total.

Nearly 15,000 people have now died from the novel coronavirus in Spain.

The number of new cases also raised from 83,504 to 84,111, an increase of 610, which is the lowest in nearly a month.

Percentage-wise, there was a growth of 0.7% on Tuesday’s numbers, the lowest since the outbreak began.

More than 48,000 people have now recovered from the virus, 4,813 more than the number reported Tuesday, the ministry said.

How many patients are currently in ICU, the authorities did not mention that. This is because the Health Ministry wants all of Spain’s 17 regions to report the accumulated cases of such patients, but it says that five regions have been reporting only the current number of patients in ICU rather than the accumulated number.

US death toll rising

According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, there are at least 399,929 cases of coronavirus in the US, with 12,911 deaths.

The number includes all 50 states and US territories, as well as all repatriated cases.

Wyoming is the only state not to report a death from coronavirus so far.

The country hit another record for most deaths from coronavirus in a single day Tuesday. Despite this crisis, President Donald Trump Trump said he would love to start the economy back up “with a big bang,” opening the entire country back to business all at once.

“We’re way under any of the polls or any of the models as they call them,” the President said in an interview with Fox News Tuesday night.

“We are way under, and we hope to keep it that way, in terms of death.”

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