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Spain reports 394 new coronavirus deaths in one day

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 22, 2020
Spain's death toll from coronavirus soared to 1,720 from 1,326 the day before, according to latest data from the Health Ministry.
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The one day rise in deaths of 394 was higher than the previous day's increase of 324. Spain is grappling with Europe's second worst coronavirus outbreak.

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The number of registered cases in the country rose to 28,572 from 24,926 announced on Saturday, the official data showed.

Of those, 2,575 people have been cured of the virus, while 1,785 are hospitalised in intensive care units.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would ask parliament to extend for another 15 days until April 11 a state of emergency it imposed this month to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.