Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Spain on Sunday reported 394 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the national total to 1,720 and propelling it beyond Iran to the third in the list of most fatalities.
The county had reported 324 new deaths on Saturday.
Only Italy (4,825) and China (3,144) have reported more deaths. Iran (1,556) has now fallen to the fourth place.
Over 3,600 new cases have also been confirmed in Spain, taking the total number to 28,572 – though 2,575 of these have recovered, the BBC reported.
Italy registers 59,138 coronavirus cases, 5,476 dead
The coronavirus epidemic continued to spread in locked-down Italy on Sunday with total cumulative number of infected cases reaching 59,138 and deaths reaching 5,476, according to the latest data released by the Civil Protection Department.
Speaking at a televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that 46,638 active infections have been recorded and 5,476 have died since the pandemic first broke out in northern Italy on February 21, Xinhua reported.
Of those infected, 23,783 are in isolation at home, 19,846 are hospitalized and 3,009 are in intensive care, he said.
As well, a total of 7,024 patients have recovered, said Borrelli who is also the national commissioner in charge of the coronavirus emergency.
The numbers are up from an official tally on Saturday evening of 42,681 people actively infected, 4,825 deaths, and 6,072 recoveries.
Considering all data, the total cumulative number of infected cases in the country has reached 59,138, which is 5,560 more than 53,578 recorded on Saturday.