Spain coronavirus death cases have surpassed China as the number of fatality totals more than 3,430.
While Spain has tens of thousands of fewer COVID-19 cases than China, its death toll reached 3,434 people as of Wednesday, compared with China’s 3,285 deaths, Johns Hopkins University recorded.
In China, there are more than 81,660 cases of the coronavirus, where the virus originated, compared with 47,610 in Spain. More than 700 deaths and 8,000 new cases were reported in Spain in the last 24 hours.
The death toll in Spain is now second only to Italy, which has more than 69,170 coronavirus cases and 6,820 deaths.
The United States has recorded 55,240 cases, making it surpass Spain in the number of recorded cases of COVID-19. However, the U.S. has experienced a fraction of the deaths, with 802 confirmed.
Italy and Spain have been hit the hardest in Europe and the World Health Organization deemed the region the new epicenter of the pandemic.
Globally there are more than 438,740 cases and 19,675 people have died.