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Spain becomes Number 3 in toll

Spain becomes Number 3 in toll
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Spain on Sunday reported 394 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the national total to 1,720 and propelling it beyond Iran to the third in the...

Madrid : Spain on Sunday reported 394 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the national total to 1,720 and propelling it beyond Iran to the third in the list of most fatalities.

The county had reported 324 new deaths on Saturday.

Over 3,600 new cases have also been confirmed in Spain, taking the total number to 28,572 - though 2,575 of these have recovered, the BBC reported.

Global cases surged past 300,000 on Sunday and Asia braced for a possible second wave of infections

Casewise, Spain also ranks third globally, behind China (81,394) and Italy (53,578), as per data from the Johns Hopkins University''s Coronavirus Resource Center.

A doctor in France died from coronavirus on Saturday night, the country's health minister Olivier Véran has announced. The minister added: "This is a first, as far as I know."

Medical professionals in France have been battling a rising number of coronavirus cases. The number currently stands at 12,475, with 450 confirmed deaths.

Véran did not give any details about the deceased. More than 300,000 people have contracted the novel coronavirus and at least 12,944 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

China reported its first domestic coronavirus case after a gap of three days as the country saw a surge in imported infections with 45 new cases and initiated stricter measures to avert COVID-19 to resurface and create a second wave of infections, health officials said on Sunday.

Six deaths were reported from China, including five from Hubei Province, taking the death toll in the country to 3,261.

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