Coronavirus death toll in Spain jumps 738 in 24 hours 5 months ago

Coronavirus death toll in Spain jumps 738 in 24 hours

This pushes the country's death toll past China's.

The coronavirus death toll in Spain has risen by 738 people in the past 24 hours, according to numbers released on Wednesday.

These figures bring Spain's death toll to 3,434.

As well as that, a total of 39,673 people have now tested positive for the virus in Spain, which is an increase of 6,584 cases in the past 24 hours.

Spain is currently on its 11th day of a nationwide lockdown.

This comes just a week after President Pedro Sanchez declared a national state of emergency as the country saw the death toll rise.

This also comes after the tragic news that Spanish soldiers found a number of elderly people dead and abandoned in retirement homes.

This pushes Spain's death toll above China's, although Italy still has the most deaths of any nation in the world with 6,820.

Covid-19 has already resulted in the deaths of 18 doctors in Italy, which has now seen 36 doctors, 15 graduate nurses and a logistics specialist from Cuba fly over in an attempt to help the situation.

The most recent figures in Ireland found that the country has a total number 1,329 confirmed cases, after 204 new cases were announced by the Department of Health on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, India has announced a "total lockdown" of its population of 1.3 billion people in an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus.