WHO reports the biggest one-day increase in coronavirus cases

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Two members of the Madrid Emergency Medical Service greet each other by touching their elbows during a briefing in Madrid on May 15. Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP via Getty Images

Spain and Italy, the two European nations hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, continue to report low daily Covid-19 deaths and new cases.

In Spain, the number of daily deaths due to Covid-19 increased by 95 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to over 27,800, according to the country’s health ministry on Wednesday.

The data, however, show a slight increase in new infections, which will be explained “in the next few days,” said Fernando Simón, Spanish director of the Center for Health Emergencies.

More information on this: The Spanish Ministry of Health recently established a new Covid-19 case reporting system designed to allow much faster detection, patient isolation and virus treatment.

Meanwhile, Italy continues to steadily reduce its coronavirus numbers.

The number of active cases in Italy dropped to 62,752 on Wednesday, according to the Italian Civil Protection Agency. Today’s figure is a decrease of over 2,300 cases from the previous day.

The death toll has risen by at least 161 in the past day to a total of 32,330, according to the agency.

The total number of cases in the country since the beginning of the epidemic is now 227,364, an increase of 665 days from the previous day.

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