832 people die from coronavirus over the past 24 hours in Spain
The death toll from coronavirus pandemic, which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, has risen to 5,960 in Spain.
According to Spanish Health Ministry, 832 people have died in the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the country’s death toll to 5,960.
The number of confirmed cases jumped to 72,248 from 64,059 in the country.
On Tuesday, NATO said that Spain's military had asked for international assistance in their response to the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries, logging the third highest number of deaths after China and Italy.
Since March 13, there have been registered cases in the 50 provinces of the country. Only on the islands of La Graciosa and Formentera has there been no registered positive cases.
The pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Spain on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 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.