Coronavirus deaths in Spain pass 4,000

The latest data from Spain shows the death toll has risen by 655 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,089 – slightly lower than Wednesday’s rise of 738. Confirmed cases rose to 56,188.

Madrid remains the worst affected area, with close to a third of cases. But Catalonia has also seen a steep rise, reporting 11,592 confirmed infections, reports the BBC.

Late last night Spain extended its national state of emergency until April 12 in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

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