The Euroipean nation Spain's death toll rose by 832 cases overnight to reach 5,690 due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, the health ministry stated on Saturday, which marked new high in the daily rise in deaths.

The total number of those infected rose to 72,248 from 64,059 on Friday. The coronavirus outbreak has created a major stir around the world claiming the lives of more than 27,000 people worldwide and infecting over half a million people globally.

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Workers make face masks in the workshop of a textile company in Jimo District of Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 12, 2020. Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology has mobilized two large textile companies to produce face masks to help the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic. With the help and coordination of local authorities, the companies have retrofitted their production equipment and modified the assembly lines to produce face masks. It's expected that an average of 60,000 face masks could be produced per day in the first phase of production. (Photo by Liang Xiaopeng/Xinhua/IANS) Xinhua/IANS

The WHO has described the outbreak as a pandemic and the epicentre of the outbreak is slowly shifting to US from Europe. The most affected countries include US, Italy, China, Spain and Germany. Currently, the virus is spreading like wildfire and has spread over 180 countries worldwide.

(With agency inputs)