- 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
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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.