The number of deaths from coronavirus in Spain exceeds 18,000

MADRID: Spain reported 567 deaths from the new on Tuesday, a slight increase after a one-day decrease, bringing the total number of deaths to 18,056, officially the third highest in the world behind the United States and Italy.

The number of new infections rose 1.8 percent to 172,541 cases, according to the Health Ministry, the smallest increase since the country imposed a national blockade on March 14 to curb the spread of the virus.