While Spain has become the second-deadliest hotspot for COVID-19 after Italy, after its death toll reached 3,434 on Wednesday (25 March). The head of the country’s emergency health department, Fernando Simon, said that “we are close to the peak, if we are not already there”.
With 47,160 confirmed cases, Spain’s fatality rate stands at 7.2%. According to Fernando Simón, the fatality ratio had levelled out in recent days and figures seemed to indicate that Spain is approaching a peak in coronavirus cases.
The country also purchased health equipment valued at €432 million, including 550 million masks, 950 ventilators, 5.5 million quick testing kits and 11 million gloves, health minister, Salvador Illa, said on Wednesday (25 March).