Spain coronavirus deaths approach 500

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Coronavirus cases in Spain have risen to 11,178 with 491 deaths, a health ministry official said Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours 1,987 new cases have been diagnosed, said Fernando Simón, director of the Spanish Coordinating Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies, speaking at a press conference in Madrid.

The largest share of cases continues to be in the Spanish capital, Simón added.

Source: CNN


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