Over 100,000 people recover from COVID-19 in Spain

Over 100,000 people recover from COVID-19 in Spain

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Madrid, Apr 27: The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services said on Monday that more than 100,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Spain, one of the worst affected countries in the world by the virus.

According to the daily figures published by the ministry, 100,875 patients have recovered from the virus -- an increase of 2,144 over the last 24 hours. Till date 23,521 people have died from the coronavirus in Spain, the ministry said, adding that it registered 331 deaths in the 24-hour period until 9:00 pm local time (1900 GMT) on Sunday.

The PCR test helped detect 1,831 new cases of COVID-19. These tests help discover if the coronavirus is active in the body, taking the total number of cases detected by this method to 209,465. This is slightly more than the 1,729 new cases reported on Sunday, but the daily increase in new cases remains lower than 1 percent.

On Sunday, the Madrid regional government announced that the falling infection rate means that a field hospital will close on May 1. The field hospital opened on March 22 at the IFEMA Exhibition Center with a capacity to care for 5,500 patients. (UNI)