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Coronavirus news: Spain passes 100,000 cases

  • Coronavirus news: Spain passes 100,000 cases
    However, health officials say a “trend change” has been seen over recent days. Between 15 and 25 March, new cases were growing at a rate of 20% a day. From 25 March, however, that rate dropped to 12%. Coronavirus news: Spain passes 100,000 cases
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By Juan Cruz Clemente Martínez @chacoclemente2610, EFE , Reuters
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By Wednesday, Spain had recorded 102,136 cases and 9,053 deaths, and the past 24 hours have seen yet another record single-day death toll of 864.

Spain has crossed the threshold of 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, health officials said on Wednesday.

According to official figures, it now has more cases than any country except Italy and the US. Spain also reached a new record single-day death toll between Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 864 deaths. The country has now logged 102,136 cases of the virus and 9,053 deaths.

 Figures from the country’s health ministry suggest the spread of the virus may be continuing to slow as Spain passes into what the government has called the “stabilisation phase”.

However, health officials say a “trend change” has been seen over recent days. Between 15 and 25 March, new cases were growing at a rate of 20% a day. From 25 March, however, that rate dropped to 12%.

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