Spain witnesses sharp rise in COVID-19 deaths

The European nations like Italy, Spain have faced the wrath of the virus in recent times as Italy recording huge number of deaths every single day

The European country Spain recorded a sharp rise in the coronavirus deaths and cases on Thursday, taking the country to the fourth spot of the most-affected nations across the world.

The Health Ministry reported 209 new deaths, taking the toll to 767, while confirmed cases rose from 13,716 to 17,147, the BBC reported. The country has the fourth highest death toll in the world after China, Italy and Iran.

COVID-19 the pandemic

Mobile photo taken on Feb. 14, 2020 shows Gao Yongzhe and Huang Wenli talking with patients at "Wuhan Livingroom" in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Doctor Gao Yongzhe and nurse Huang Wenli are a couple working at the frontline against the novel coronavirus. Although they both spend all day at "Wuhan Livingroom", a temporary hospital, the busy couple barely had time to meet each other. On Feb. 14, under the arrangement of the hospital, the couple met and had a lunch together. As Huang put it, it was their special and meaningful 23rd Valentine's Day even though there was no flower and gift. (Photo by Gao Xiang/Xinhua) Xinhua/IANS

The coronavirus pandemic has caused major devastation around the world with people in all the countries livinfg with the constant fear of getting infected with the deadly virus. The novel virus which originated from the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province has spread to more than 120 countries all over world causing major damage to the global economy along with major other damages. Till now the virus has claimed the lives of over 8,000 people people around the world.

The WHO has described it as a pandemic and as per the health organisation the new epicentre of the virus is Europe as the continent continues to face the brunt of the deadly virus from central China.

(With agency inputs)

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