The toll of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain has increased by 832 dead, bringing the total to 5,690 deaths, announced, Saturday, March 28, the Ministry of Health. This is the largest increase in a day since the start of the crisis in the country.

Aside from an inflection on Thursday, the number of daily deaths continues to increase day by day in Spain, the second country with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world behind Italy. He had been 769 on Friday.

Also in twenty-four hours, the Iberian Peninsula saw the number of cases increase from more than 8,000 to 72,248. The authorities decided to carry out more and more tests in order to better assess the extent of the pandemic on the territory.

Over 46 million Spaniards confined

Authorities have said, however, that the pace of the daily increase in both the number of cases and the death toll has slowed in recent days, as the government keeps saying that Spain should no longer be far from peak of the pandemic.

More than 46 million Spaniards have been subjected since March 14 to the strictest confinement, which was extended this week until April 11.

The Madrid region remains the most affected in the country with 2,757 deaths, or almost half of the deaths recorded in the country, and has 21,520 positive cases.

Faced with this increase in deaths, the Madrid authorities will install, as of Monday, a second temporary morgue in an unused public building, located in the suburbs of the capital, after having installed one in the ice rink of a shopping center.

With AFP and Reuters

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