Spain’s Coronavirus Death rate rises to 514 in a day

Spain becomes the worst affected nation by the coronavirus in Europe after Italy as the number of deaths rises to 2,696.

Spain's coronavirus death toll rises
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The death toll in Spain has spiked to 514 in a single day, making it the second-most affected country, after Italy, by the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 2,696 people have died, and more than 40,000 people infected in the country.

Around 5,400 health workers have also been tested positive, making it difficult for the country to curb the global pandemic. Most of the confirmed cases are from Madrid, Basque Country, and Catalonia, the infection rate, however, is reportedly growing at a fast rate in other parts of the country.

Castilia-La Mancha and Castilla y Leon, which share a border with capital, have witnessed a significant jump in the cases.

Meanwhile, the situation in Madrid is worse; the funeral homes have stopped accepting COVID-19 victims because of the lack of protective gear. The authorities have designated an ice palace to store the bodies of the victims until funeral homes are ready to collect them.

According to media reports, Police arrested irresponsible citizens for violating the orders. Many people left the hospitals without being discharged by the health authorities.

The authorities have called army troops to help combat the outbreak. On Monday, soldiers found the retirement homes abandoned by the staff leaving patients. Some of them were found dead lying on the bed.

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The government has launched an investigation into the matter. However, the initial reports established that the staff left after coronavirus was detected.

The Spanish government has imposed the lockdown across the country, and the Prime minister said that he would brief the parliament and ask for the two weeks extension in the lockdown.

He added that it is very unpleasant for people to stay confined in their homes, but the experts assert that social distancing is effective against fighting coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Europe

Since the virus broke out in China, it began spreading rapidly across the globe, it has now affected more than 160 countries and killed more than 16,000 people.

Italy stands the worst affected nation in Europe, with more than 6,000 deaths and 40,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The infection rate has slowed in recent days, but that does not really determine that the virus outbreak is under control.

Spain is now the second most affected nation in Europe, which now has a high number of corona related deaths after Italy. However, the restriction imposed by authorities is showing some results with a daily decrease in new cases.

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