Spain has surpassed China in the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections, as the number of cases rose from 78,797 on Sunday to 85,195 on Monday. The death toll rose by 812 to 7,340.
To add insult to injury, the country’s emergency health chief Fernando Simon tested positive for coronavirus infection on Saturday night, leaving the deputy health emergency chief Maria Jose Sierra to break the news that some 12,298 health workers in the country have tested positive for the disease.
According to the latest data China, the original source of the coronavirus pandemic, has 81,470 confirmed cases. Spain remains behind Italy, the hardest hit country in Europe, with 97,689 confirmed cases resulting in 10,779 deaths.
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