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Spain’s coronavirus deaths surpass 20,000 but daily increase slows: health ministry

A man wearing a face mask walks in front of a building where neighbours confined in their homes dance on their balconies, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona, Spain April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s death toll from coronavirus rose by 565 on Saturday, down from a rise of 585 on Friday, the Health Ministry said, bringing the total to 20,043 deaths in one of the world’s hardest hit countries.

The number of overall coronavirus cases rose to 191,726 on Saturday from 188,068 on Friday, it added.

Reporting by Joan Faus; Editing by Toby Chopra

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