Spanish coronavirus death toll jumps 30 per cent in a day

  • Spanish COVID-19 death toll jumps 30 per cent in one day from 209 to 767
  • Total coronavirus cases in the country today climbed by a quarter to 17,147   
  • Two crematoriums in Madrid started operating 24 hours a day to deal with dead
  • Authorities also transformed a four-star Madrid hotel into a medical care facility 
  • Spain has imposed a lockdown including ban on leaving home unnecessarily 
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Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared by 209 to 767 fatalities from the previous day.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed by a quarter to 17,147 today, Spain’s health ministry said.

On Wednesday there were 13,716 cases in Spain, according to official figures.

Two crematoriums in Madrid have reported started operating 24 hours a day to deal with the surge in deaths.

According to El Mundo, both crematoriums are operating with a 48-hour delay due to the huge number of dead bodies in the Spanish capital.

Spanish authorities have also transformed a four-star Madrid hotel into a medical care facility to treat people with mild cases of coronavirus.

In a bid to ease pressure on hospitals grappling with the pandemic, regional authorities in the capital, the area of Spain hardest-hit by the outbreak, said today they plan to re-purpose more hotels over the coming days to treat coronavirus patients.

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