At least 616 more people lose their lives due to coronavirus pandemic in Spain
616 people that were confirmed positive for the coronavirus have lost their lives in the last 24 hours, increasing Spain’s death toll to 10,003, according to the country's health ministry.
The number of people who have tested positive for the virus has been 110,238, including 6120 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
26,743 patients have been discharged from hospitals after being cured.
At least 5,231 hospitalized people are in intensive care.
The actual number of people infected, however, is likely to be much higher than the number of confirmed cases, as many people with only mild or no symptoms are unlikely to have been tested.
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.
Last week, NATO said that Spain's military had asked for international assistance in their response to the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19.
On 25 March 2020, the death toll in Spain surpassed that of mainland China; only Italy has a higher death toll globally.
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.