Spain's virus death toll tops 18,000
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Spain's virus death toll tops 18,000

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

The number of new infections rose by 1.8 percent to 172,541 cases, according to the health ministry, the smallest increase since the country imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 14 to curb the spread of the virus.

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