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Coronavirus news: Spain records highest single-day death toll and withdraws 'inaccurate' testing kits

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    Spain accumulates 4,858 deaths, 64,059 infections, 4,165 in the ICU and 9,357 cured. Coronavirus news: Spain records highest single-day death toll and withdraws 'inaccurate' testing kits
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By Juan Cruz Clemente Martínez @chacoclemente2610, The Guardian
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Spain’s health ministry has just given out the latest figures, which show a new record single-day death toll

 

There have been 769 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 4,858. This is a new high - the previous record was 738, between Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The country now has 64,059 confirmed cases up from 56,188 yesterday.

Spain extended its coronavirus lockdown on Thursday and said it was fighting a “real war” over medical supplies to contain the world’s second-highest virus death toll, turning to China for many critical products, where officials reported fraud and massive price increases.