Spain registered six thousand 549 new cases of coronavirus and 838 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total affected to 78 thousand 797 sick and six thousand 528 deceased, reported the Ministry of Health.

According to the latest balance, Madrid now reaches 22,677 patients and is the most affected region in the country, with a total of 3,682 deaths.

Catalonia is in second place, with 15 thousand 26 infections and thousand 391 deaths, followed by the Basque Country (five thousand 740 cases), Castilla y León (five thousand 414), Castilla-La Mancha (five thousand 246), Valencian Community ( four thousand 784), Andalusia (four thousand 682) and Galicia (three thousand 139).

Spain is the fourth country in the world in number of affected, the second in recovered patients and the second in number of deceased, only behind Italy.

To date, the coronavirus brings more deaths and infections every day than the previous one in Spain, since the daily increase in confirmed cases and deaths is higher than that of 24 hours before, said the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, at the first seven days of the alarm state, cited by RTVE.

Globally, about 666 thousand 211 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been detected to date, including more than 30 thousand 864 deaths, according to the American Johns Hopkins University. Some 141,789 people have already overcome the infection.

Since March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, as a pandemic.

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