Spain announces first Coronavirus death – country’s COVID-19 total now tops 165

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Spain has announced its first Coronavirus (COVID-19) death. Although the patient from Valencia died on 13th February from pneumonia, post-mortem tests have since revealed that he had COVID-19. Several more new cases have also been reported across the country today, with the total number now shooting up to 165.

The statistics so far reveal that there are 56 Coronavirus cases in Madrid, 19 in Valencia, 15 in Catalunia, 13 in Andalucia, 13 in the Basque country, 10 in Cantabria, 8 in the Canaries, 8 in Castilla and Leon, 7 in Castilla-La Mancha, 6 in Extremadura, 3 in Rioja, 3 in Baleares, 2 in Navarra and 2 in Asturias. According to Spain’s health authorities, although most of the country’s COVID-19 cases have been imported, there are now an increasing number of cases where the origin of the virus is unknown.

 

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