World Europe 23 Mar 2020 Spain reports 462 de ...

Spain reports 462 deaths in 24 hours, toll surges to 2,000

AFP
Published Mar 23, 2020, 4:54 pm IST
Updated Mar 23, 2020, 4:54 pm IST
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 33,089 in Spain
Two healthcare workers dealing with the new coronavirus crisis applaud in return as they are cheered on by members of the Catalan regional police force Mossos d'Esquadra, local police officers and other security forces outside the Bellvitge hospital near Barcelona. AFP Photo
 Two healthcare workers dealing with the new coronavirus crisis applaud in return as they are cheered on by members of the Catalan regional police force Mossos d'Esquadra, local police officers and other security forces outside the Bellvitge hospital near Barcelona. AFP Photo

Madrid: The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged to 2,182 after 462 people died within 24 hours, the health ministry said on Monday.

The death rate showed a 27-percent increase on the figures released a day earlier, with the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising to 33,089 in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries in the world after China and Italy.

 

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