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Spain Appears To Be Reaching Its Peak

4 April 2020 International News


Reports say, another 809 people have died and 7,026 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Spain in the past 24 hours.

As a result, a total of 11,744 have died, while the total number of cases – 124,736 – is now higher than in Italy.

While these are sombre figures, there is hope in Spain that the outbreak is stabilising.

This is the second day in a row that the daily death toll has fallen, and it’s also the first time in three days that the number of fatalities has dropped below 900. The number of new infections is lower than Friday’s figure of 7,472.

This appears to support Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa’s statement earlier this week that the outbreak in the country was reaching its peak.

Spaniards have just completed three weeks under lockdown, with a ban on all but essential outings and most businesses shut.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is expected to extend the current lockdown by another two weeks, until at least 26 April.Article share tools

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