Spain coronavirus death toll nears 19,500: Govt

Madrid, April 17

Spain’s death toll increased to nearly 19,500, government figures showed on Friday.

The country reported 585 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, but said it had revised its counting mechanism, making the figures hard to compare to previous daily tolls.

The total number of deaths in Spain now stands at 19,478, the third highest in the world after the United States and Italy. mdash; AFP