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Health workers transport a body on a stretcher outside the Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid on March 25.Health employees transport a physique on a stretcher outdoors the Gregorio Maranon hospital in Madrid on March 25. Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

At least 4,089 folks have now died from Covid-19 in Spain with a complete of 56,188 circumstances recorded, in response to Spanish Health Ministry knowledge launched Thursday.

But the rise within the dying toll of 655 up to now 24 hours was a smaller improve than the file 738 set on Wednesday.

Spain continues to be the nation with the second-highest variety of fatalities from coronavirus, surpassed solely by Italy. China, the place the outbreak started, has had 3,291 deaths, in response to Johns Hopkins University figures.

Before Wednesday, Spain had recorded 47,610 whole circumstances with 3,434 deaths.

Spain has been locked down and in a state of emergency since March 13. Top well being official Fernando Simon predicted on Wednesday that the nation had nonetheless not reached the crest of its outbreak. The variety of circumstances will proceed to rise within the coming days, he mentioned.

The lockdown was initially anticipated to final 15 days, however Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez mentioned Sunday that the state of emergency might be prolonged for an extra 14 days.

Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo is amongst these to check constructive, the Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned in a press release. She is quarantined in a hospital and making good progress, the assertion mentioned. 

Elsewhere, Health Minister Salvador Illa mentioned the federal government had agreed to purchase $467 million price of masks, checks, gloves and respirators from China, which is able to begin arriving in weekly shipments from the top of this week.

The nation has appealed to NATO for worldwide humanitarian help, requesting each medical and private protecting gear.

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