Spain records 129 new virus deaths, taking toll to 767

By: AFP      Published: 04:48 PM, 19 Mar, 2020
Spain records 129 new virus deaths, taking toll to 767
A man wearing a face mask holds a blackboard reading "Open" with opening hours in Vilanova i la Geltru near Barcelona. AFP

Spain on Thursday announced deaths due to the novel coronavirus had risen about 30 percent over the past 24 hours to 767.

A total of 17,147 people have contracted the disease in the country, a roughly 25 percent increase over the previous day, according to the health ministry, with the figure expected to rise further in the coming days as testing for COVID-19 becomes more readily available.

Spain reported 129 deaths on Thursday.