Record 832 people dead in Spain overnight from coronavirus. More than 10,000 have died in Italy so far and about 2000 in U.S.

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At least 832 people died from coronavirus overnight in Spain, the health ministry said on Saturday. Overall, coronavirus death toll in Spain stood at 5,690 on Saturday.

The number of infections in Spain jumped to 72,248 on Saturday from 64,059 the day before, according to the latest data.

Reports quoted Health emergency chief Fernando Simon as saying that the epidemic appeared to be reaching its peak in some areas, but the nation was short of intensive care unit beds.

“We continue to have a major problem with ICU saturation,” said Simon.

In Italy, more than 10,000 people have died since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Civil Protection Agency said.

In the United States, around 2000 people have died from coronavirus overall. Roughly 400 people died on Friday and 300 had died on Saturday already, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins.

More than 116,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in the United States, especially in New York state where at least 627 have died from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

These numbers were changing rapidly around the world.

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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