Spain announces 849 deaths in 24 hours in deadliest day of outbreak 2 months ago

Spain announces 849 deaths in 24 hours in deadliest day of outbreak

19,259 of the confirmed cases have fully recovered so far.

Spain has confirmed another 849 deaths in 24 hours from Covid-19 on Tuesday, an increase on Monday's figure of 812.

It brings the total number of deaths in the country from Covid-19 to 8,149.

The number of new cases increased by 9,222 on Tuesday - the most in a single day - to bring the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 94,417.

19,259 of those cases have completely recovered so far.

The Spanish government are hopeful restrictions imposed on the public will begin to be reflected in the number of cases shortly as the country recently had the unfortunate milestone of overtaking China in confirmed cases.

A two-week, nationwide lockdown began on 14 March, when the government announced a state of emergency which was subsequently extended to 11 April.

Spain's health system is currently creaking under the weight of Covid-19 cases, with problems ranging from a shortage of hospital and intensive-care beds to a lack of Personal Protection Equipment.

In the US, more than 3,000 people have died from Covid-19, while there have been at least 160,698 confirmed cases detected through US public health systems.

The death toll in the country is set to overtake China by Wednesday where 3,305 people have reportedly died from the virus.

The worst affected region is New York city where 1,200 deaths and over 36,000 cases have been confirmed.