Death toll in Spain falls for the second day in a row 2 months ago

Death toll in Spain falls for the second day in a row

809 people in Spain have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

7,026 people in Spain have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Spain in the past 24 hours.

As well as this, another 809 people in the country who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 have died.

As a result, a total of 11,744 have died in Spain, while the total number of cases - 124,736 - is now higher than in Italy.

Although these figures are extremely concerning, this is the second day in a row that the daily death toll in Spain has fallen.

Also, the number of new infections is lower than Friday's figure of 7,472.

Earlier in the week, Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said that the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country was reaching its peak.

Having been on lockdown for three weeks, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is expected to extend the current lockdown by another two weeks, until the end of April.

Friday evening's Department of Health Briefing confirmed that 22 more people have died as a result of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, the biggest-single day increase since the virus arrived.

An update is expected on Saturday evening.