Global cases of COVID-19 top 600,000; Spain deaths surge

Madrid, March 28 (RHC)-- Spain's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 patients dying in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.

The announcement came as the number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 104,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with deaths surpassing 1,700.

Italy, meanwhile, announced 919 new deaths from the coronavirus, the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in the space of 24 hours since the outbreak began late last year.  The total number of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 in Italy now stands at 9,134. 

Worldwide, the number of cases has reached more than 600,000, of which more than 131,000 people have recovered.  More than 27,000 have died.

Edited by Ed Newman



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