COVID-19: 769 dies in 24hrs as Spain recorded death toll of 4,858

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The novel coronavirus continues to shatter Spain, with the number of cases climbing by 6,500 in the past 24 hours to 40,000, and the death toll from the disease now topping 2,700.

Spain recorded death over death tolls 4,800 after 769 people died in 24 hours, in what was a record one-day figure for fatalities, the government said.

Health ministry figures showed the number of deaths reaching 4,858, while cases jumped to 64,059, although the rate of new infections appeared to be slowing, registering a 14 percent increase compared with 18 percent a day earlier

Meanwhile On Friday, the Spanish government is expected to officially pass legislation extending the country’s state of emergency until April 12.

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