Spain has today overtaken China to record the world's second-highest death toll from coronavirus. Spanish officials reported 738 new deaths today, the country's biggest daily jump so far, taking the total from 2,696 to 3,434. The spiralling number of deaths came as Spain entered the 11th day of an unprecedented lockdown to try and rein in the COVID-19 epidemic that has now infected 47,610 people, the health ministry said. Italy has the highest death toll in the world at 6,820, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
Reportedly, a top Spanish health official said that he expects the number of Covid-19 cases to continue increasing in the coming days, despite having said earlier this week that he expected infections to peak soon. The total number of positive cases spiked to 421,792 across the world on Wednesday. While Italy has reported the maximum number of deaths at 6,820. In Iran, 1,934 have died, 1,100 in France and 422 in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Netherlands has seen 276 deaths and 192 people have died in New York.