SPAIN has seen its deadliest day in terms of COVID-19 since the end of the nationwide lockdown.

According to the Ministry of Health there have 239 deaths caused by the disease in the past 24 hours.

It is the highest daily death count since the country entered the ‘new normal’ in June.

Madrid has accounted for a third of the deaths and continues to be the worst hit region.

Regional leader Isabel Diaz is now looking at enforcing local and specific lockdowns to fight the surge in cases.

Nationwide there have been 11,193 cases of coronavirus declared in the past 24 hours.

Despite the worrying numbers, health leaders, including Health Minister Salvador Illa, say the situation is ‘stabilising’.

More to follow…

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