The death toll from coronavirus pandemic rises to 6,528 in Spain

The death toll from coronavirus pandemic rises to 6,528 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 6,528 in Spain.

The death toll from the pandemic continues to rise in Spain, which has suffered the most casualties after Italy.

According to Spanish Health Ministry, 838 people have died in the last 24 hours due to the virus in the country.

The number of confirmed cases jumped to 78,797 from 72,248 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.

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