Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours as toll surges to 5,690

BARCELONA, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Few cars run in a street of Barcelona, Spain, March 18, 2020.
The death toll in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24 hours, and the number of infections soared over 72,000, the government said. Spain has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll after Italy with 5,690 fatalities. The number of cases have jumped to 72,248 as the country moves to significantly increase testing. (AFP) PMS PMS