Spain’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 514 to 2,696: Health ministry

Members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) walk to disinfect the Malaga-Costa del Sol international airport during a partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus disease outbreak in Malaga, Spain March 16, 2020. (Reuters)

The number of new coronavirus cases in Spain jumped on Tuesday to 39,673 from 33,089 cases registered on Monday, the health ministry reported on Tuesday.

The number of fatalities rose to 2,696 overnight from 2,182, the ministry said.

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