Spain's death toll now exceeding China's

The death toll in Spain from the coronavirus has just officially surpassed that of China to become the second highest in the world.

New data from the Health Ministry shows that there have now been 3,434 deaths in Spain - an increase of 738 in just 24 hours. It is the steepest daily increase in the death toll since the virus hit Spain.

The overall number of cases increased to 47,610 from 39,673 on Tuesday.

Spain is now second only to Italy in the number of coronavirus deaths.

According to data collated by Johns Hopkins University, at least 6,820 people have died in Italy and 3,285 in China.

Spain's death toll now exceeding China's



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