MADRID: Spain’s death toll soared more than 4,800 Friday after 769 people died in 24 hours, the government said in what was a unprecedented one-day figure for the deaths.
Figures from the health ministry showed the number of deaths reaching 4,858, while cases increased to 64,059, while the rate of new infections seemed to be decreasing.
A rise of 14 percent was reported compared to 18 percent a day before.
Madrid was the worst-hit city with more than 2,000 deaths and 17,000 cases so far. The area has seen overflowing hospitals and funeral services. In reaction, the capital city of Spain has rapidly built a temporary hospital -now the largest in Spain – in a conference center, and has begun using a skating rink as a morgue.
In Spain, as has the country’s first woman, three members of the ruling coalition have already tested positive for coronavirus. Media interaction with the Spanish army on coronavirus was also reported to have COVID-19 on Wednesday.