Spain's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 8,189 From 7,340

Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight - the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started

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Beds are prepared for coronavirus patients at a military hospital set up at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid, Spain, March 21, 2020
Beds are prepared for coronavirus patients at a military hospital set up at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid, Spain, March 21, 2020Credit: Comunidad de Madrid/Handout via REUTERS
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Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight - the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started, although the increase in percentage terms was slightly lower than in the previous days, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The death toll rose to 8,189 on Tuesday from 7,340 on Monday, while the number of cases rose to 94,417 on Tuesday from 85,195 on Monday.

 Spain's foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez on Tuesday proposed increasing the budget of the European Union to tackle the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

"Perhaps we should improve European cashflow, perhaps the European budget should be larger," Gonzalez said on French radio station Europe1.

She said the European Central Bank and the European Commission have announced efforts, but there is a need for more solidarity between European Union countries.

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