Spain records its highest number of deaths and new Coronavirus infections as 849 people die and cases rise 9,222 in one day
Spain has recorded its highest number of deaths and new Coronavirus infections as 849 people die and cases rise 9,222 in one day.
The country registered the new deaths between Monday and Tuesday, taking its total from 7,340 to 8,189. While the number of confirmed cases rose by 9,222, taking the total from 85,195 to 94,417.
The rise in cases marks a 10.8 percent increase in Spain.
The 9,222 new cases included 3,419 in the Madrid region, which accounts for nearly half the total deaths, and another 2,616 in Catalonia, the government said.
The government in Madrid has enforced a tighter stay-at-home rule to halt to all non-essential economic activity, which came into effect on Monday.
Spain is currently the third country in the world to overtake China’s total infection count, after Italy and the United States.