Coronavirus: Spain’s death toll reaches 13,798 with 140,510 confirmed cases

People confined in their homes applaud from their balconies in support of healthcare workers, outside Fundacion Jimenez Diaz hospital, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Madrid, Spain. (File photo: Reuters)

The pace of coronavirus deaths in Spain ticked up slightly for the first time in five days on Tuesday, with 743 people succumbing overnight to reach a total of 13,798.

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That compared to 637 people who died during the previous 24 hours in the nation with the second highest toll of fatalities in the world from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total cases rose to 140,510 on Tuesday from 135,032 on Monday, the health ministry said.

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