FILE PHOTO: A worker washes the street outside of a medical emergency facility during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
MADRID (Reuters) – The number of daily coronavirus deaths rose in Spain for the second day on Wednesday as 757 people died over the past 24 hours, though the pace of the proportional daily increase in the death toll slowed down slightly, the health ministry said.
The number of total fatalities caused by the new coronavirus in Spain rose to 14,555 on Wednesday, the ministry said. The daily increase as a percentage of the total death toll was 5.5%, down from 5.7% the day before, when 743 people died.
The overall detected cases in the country rose to 146,690 from 140,510 on Tuesday, it added.
Reporting by Inti Landauro and Nathan Allen, editing by Andrei Khalip