324 people died from coronavirus in Spain in the last 24 hours
As the number of infected people approaches 25,000, at least 324 people died from coronavirus in Spain in the last 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said on Saturday.
According to the Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has soared, from 19,980 yesterday to 24,926 today.
Spain is the second most affected country in Europe by the coronavirus outbreak, after Italy where 47,000 confirmed cases and 4,032 deaths have been reported so far.
The pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Spain on January 31, when a German tourist tested positive for COVID 19 in La Gomera, Canary Islands.
On 24 February, following a COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, Spain confirmed multiple cases related to the Italian clusters, originating from a medical doctor from Lombardy, Italy, who was on holiday in Tenerife. Afterwards, multiple COVID-19 cases were detected in Tenerife involving people who had come in contact with the doctor. Other cases involving individuals who visited Italy were also discovered in mainland Spain.