Number of coronavirus cases in Spain rises to 28,572

Books Monday 23/March/2020 01:32 AM
By: Times News Service
Number of coronavirus cases in Spain rises to 28,572

Madrid: The number of coronavirus cases rose to 28,572 on Sunday, an increase of 3,646 cases from Saturday's number of 24,926 cases, according to figures published by the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.
Close to 400 new deaths were registered on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 1,720. Meanwhile, 2,575 people have recovered from the disease.
The health ministry also confirmed that 3,475 health workers have been infected by the coronavirus.
Madrid continued to be the worst hit of Spain's 17 regions, with 9,702 cases, including 1,021 deaths and 834 patients in intensive care units.
Sunday saw the first patients arrive at the field hospital which has been set up at the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid by members of the Spanish military's Emergency Response Unit.
The field hospital will eventually have space for 5,500 beds and also an intensive care unit. A similar hospital is also being established at the Fira exhibition center in Barcelona.
The Spanish government has announced that it will extend the 15-day state of emergency by another 15 days until April 12.