Spain has recorded 3,434 deaths from coronavirus, the health ministry announced Wednesday – making it the country with the second highest death toll in the world.
That’s an increase of over 27% on Tuesday’s figures. The country now has 47,610 cases in total.
In China, where the outbreak began, 3,281 people have died, according to its National Health Commission.
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Italy has the highest death toll in the world at 6,820, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
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A top Spanish health official, Fernando Simon, said Wednesday that he expects the number of Covid-19 cases to continue increasing in the coming days, despite having said earlier this week that he expected infections to peak soon.
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