COVID-19 Deaths Down For Second Straight Day At 809 In Spain

Even though the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to devastate Spain among other countries of the world, the effect in Spain has remained at unimaginable level. But there seems to be a ray of good news as Spain has recorded a second successive daily drop-in coronavirus-related deaths with 809 fatalities. This is the official figures as at Saturday April 4, 2020.

Sadly, the total number of deaths in Spain now stands at 11,744, which is second only to Italy. A record of 950 people died on Thursday. The number of new cases also slowed at 7,026, taking the total to 124,736. These indices are the reason why Nigeria should take the matter seriously, according to Mr. Ihechukwu Ibeji, a social analyst. He told our Correspondent that news from Spain and Italy are scary, meaning the “the government of Nigeria as well as her citizens should take all precautionary measures to make sure that COVID-19 cases do not explode in Nigeria.”

However, recoveries in Spain over the last 24 hours stood at 3,706, taking that total to 34,219. We gathered that the Madrid region was the worst affected accounting for 40 per cent of the deaths, 4,723, and 29 per cent of the cases at 36,249. The northeastern region of Catalonia was in second place with 2,508 deaths. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is due to decide whether to prolong the emergency measures and confinement declared on March 14 for another two weeks in order to get on top of the outbreak.

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