Spain announces 514 new deaths, pushing global death toll above 17,000

Spain says it has recorded 514 more deaths from the coronavirus over the past day, bringing the country’s toll to 2,696.

The announcement pushes the global death toll from the virus above 17,000, less than a day after it breached the 15,000 mark, according to numbers compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

On Monday, the world’s top health official said the disease’s spread was accelerating, even as new figures in Italy and Germany showed a slight leveling off as social distancing measures begin to show results.

— with AFP

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