After signs of slowing, Spain sees rise in coronavirus deaths

A worker walks past coffins, most of them containing the bodies of Covid-19 victims, in the parking of a funeral parlour in Barcelona, Spain April 2, 2020.
A worker walks past coffins, most of them containing the bodies of Covid-19 victims, in the parking of a funeral parlour in Barcelona, Spain April 2, 2020. REUTERS - NACHO DOCE

The pace of coronavirus deaths in Spain ticked up slightly for the first time in five days on Tuesday, with 743 people succumbing overnight to reach a total of 13,798.

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That compared to 637 people who died during the previous 24 hours in the nation with the second highest toll of fatalities in the world from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total cases rose to 140,510 on Tuesday from 135,032 on Monday, the health ministry said.

(REUTERS)

 

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