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Spain reports 809 more deaths, 7,026 new cases

In this photo taken on April 2, 2020, a doctor holds documents at a temporary field hospital set in Ifema convention and exhibition in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

MADRID (AP) -- Spain has reported 809 more deaths over the last 24 hours, for a new tally of 11,744 fatalities from the pandemic.

    Spain's Health Ministry says Saturday that its total number of infections has reached 124,736. That is an increase of 7,026 infections from Friday, which is slightly down from the previous 24-hour period as the rate of the outbreak decreases in the country.

    The daily increase puts Spain ahead of Italy as the country with the second-most infections behind the United States. Italy will update its figures later on Saturday.

    Spain is completing its third week of a state of emergency, which the government has used to apply stay-at-home rules and a shutdown of all non-essential industries.

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