Spain Reports More Than 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, New Daily Death Toll Record

Overall fatalities caused by the disease rose to 9,053 from 8,189 on Tuesday

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Las Ramblas during an outbreak of the coronavirus in Barcelona, Spain, March 18, 2020.
Las Ramblas during an outbreak of the coronavirus in Barcelona, Spain, March 18, 2020.Credit: Albert Gea/Reuters

The number of cases of coronavirus in Spain surpassed 100,000 on Wednesday while the number of fatalities reported overnight reached a new record, the country's health ministry said.

The number of cases rose to 102,136 on Wednesday up from 94,417 on Tuesday, the ministry said.

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Overall fatalities caused by the disease rose to 9,053 from 8,189 on Tuesday. The daily death toll reached a record 864, though the increase was lower in percentage terms than during the previous days.

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