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COVID-19: Spain's Death Toll Surpasses China

Publish On: 26 Mar, 2020 02:29 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MADRID: They country of Spain has officially surpassed the death rate of china. China was the first country where the deadly Novel Coronavirus fist emerged back in December 2019. Spain is now the second country to have the maximum number of deaths after Italy.

As per John Hopkins University, United States, Spain has approximately 3,647 deaths which have been caused by the virus, whereas China only has 3,291.

But Italy is the only country to have the most losses with its death toll up to 7,503.

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New cases in Spain rose by an alarming rate of 20% with currently having 49,515 confirmed cases, making the country have a nationwide fatality rate of 7.2%

Fernando Simon, the head who represents Spain's public health department says, "The fatality ratio has levelled out in recent days and figures seem to indicate that Spain is approaching a peak in coronavirus cases. If we are not already at the peak, then we are close"

The new data was released to see whether the curve has flattened regarding new cases after the country went in a draconian national lockdown 11 days ago.

The healthcare workers of Spain are in some deep waters as the data also revealed that they are responsible for 13% cases in the country. The government admitted to facing troubles in obtaining protective gear and equipment in a highly competitive market at this point.

On the other hand, data regarding the employment figures of the individuals who no longer have a job and the ones who are not able to work during the pandemic will be released at the end of the month.

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The government of Spain has been studying the standard living earnings of the people who have been affected by the ongoing situation.