Spain's Coronavirus Tally Climbs to 13,716 Cases, 558 Fatalities

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A member of the Military Emergencies Unit (UME) carries out a general disinfection outside the Alvaro Cunqueiro hospital in Vigo, on March 18, 2020
A member of the Military Emergencies Unit (UME) carries out a general disinfection outside the Alvaro Cunqueiro hospital in Vigo, on March 18, 2020Credit: Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / POOL / AFP

Spain's tally of coronavirus cases rose to 13,716 on Wednesday and the number of fatalities rose to 558, said Fernando Simon, the head of the country's health emergency center.

He said the number of cases rose from a previous tally of 11,178 cases and 491 fatalities on Tuesday.

Madrid prosecutors have opened an investigation into a complaint by a patients' rights association over a string of coronavirus-related deaths at a nursing home, a spokesman for the prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.

Regional health authorities confirmed that 15 residents of Madrid's Monte Hermoso facility had died from the infection since Friday, while six more were transferred to a hospital where at least two more died.

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