Spain death toll rises again by 619

Spain death toll rises again by 619

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Spain's daily death toll from the coronavirus has risen by 619 on Sunday from a nearly three-week low of 510 on Saturday, breaking a three-day streak of daily declines and taking the country's death toll to 16,972.

Meanwhile, the United States has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths, recording 20,608 fatalities, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

Globally, more than 109,000 people have died from the new coronavirus and confirmed infections topped 1.7 million.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning against the premature lifting of lockdowns, saying it could trigger a dangerous resurgence of cases.