MADRID: The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 9,000 on Wednesday after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100,000 mark, the government said.
Spain has the world's second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives and the number of confirmed cases reaching 102,136, although the rate of new infections continued its downward trend, health ministry figures showed.
Madrid, still the worst-hit in the country, registered 27,509 cases and 3,603 deaths as of Tuesday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) data showed the global tally of COVID-19 infections has grown to 719,700 as of 10 CET Tuesday, with 33,673 deaths.
Outside China, some 640,000 cases have been reported by more than 200 countries and regions, including 10 countries, mostly in Europe, with over 10,000 cases....