Spain’s virus death tally lowest in weeks, but economy tanks

FILE PHOTO: A worker wearing a protective gear checks the temperature of a customer before entering a Chinese supermarket, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

(Reuters) – The number of fatalities related to the novel coronavirus recorded overnight in Spain fell to 268, the lowest tally in nearly six weeks, the country’s health ministry said on Thursday.

The overall death toll rose to 24,543 on Thursday up from 24,275 on the previous day, the ministry said. The number of cases registered in the country rose to 213,435 from 212,917 the day before.

Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Sonya Dowsett

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