Spain’s coronavirus death toll soars by record 849 in a day to 8,189 as deadly outbreak races out of control – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS has claimed the lives of 849 people in Spain in 24 hours setting a disturbing new record.

The country has a death toll of 8,189 making it the second-worst hit in Europe behind Italy.

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And the daily number of people dying over the last few days is horrifying with 812 dead in 24 hours yesterday while 838 passed away on Sunday.

However, authorities have confirmed that the past 24 hours has been the deadliest day in Spain so far with that 849 casualties.

The number of people infected by COVID-19 in the country is 94,417 while a total of 5,607 currently need intensive care treatment.

Spain is taking a series of actions to combat the virus.

The country is in the third week of a state of emergency which has meant the closure of theatres, restaurants, nightclubs and clothes shops.

On March 14, the free movement of people was also limited to prevent people going out for a jog or cycle ride.

The Madrid-based government subsequently tightened the lockdown by ordering all but non-essential workers to stay indoors.

In order to help those struggling financially, the country is expected to approve today zero-interest loans to help tenants who cannot pay their rent.

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