The number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeds 157,000 in Spain
The number of people who lost their lives from the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in Spain increased by 605 in the last 24 hours and rose to 15,843.
As a country with the second-highest coronavirus cases after the U.S., Spain has so far reported more than 157,000 confirmed cases.
The country also has the second-highest death toll after Italy.
While at least 7,371 hospitalized people are in intensive care, 55,668 patients have been discharged from hospitals after being cured.
The number of infected is considered to be higher than the confirmed tally due to lack of testing; only those with severe symptoms are offered tests and this likely lags symptom onset by as much as a week.
The total number of infected could be ten times higher than confirmed cases, or even more than that.
Deaths are also underestimated, because some people are not tested before they die due to health system failure and many elderly people are dying at home or in nursing homes without being diagnosed with the virus.