Coronavirus: Spain overtakes China toll with 3,434 deaths

A patient is transferred to a medicalized hotel during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain, on March 24, 2020. (AP)

Spain's coronavirus death toll overtook that of China on Wednesday, rising to 3,434 after 738 people died over the past 24 hours, the government said.

The spiraling number of deaths came as Spain entered the 11th day of an unprecedented lockdown to try and rein in the coronavirus epidemic that has now infected 47,610 people, the health ministry said.

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