Spain registers overnight death toll of 849, highest so far

A health worker tests a person for the coronavirus at the Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain. The number of cases in Spain rose to 94,417 on Tuesday. (AP)
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Updated 31 March 2020

Spain registers overnight death toll of 849, highest so far

MADRID: Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight — the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started, although the increase in percentage terms was slightly lower than in the previous days, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
The death toll rose to 8,189 on Tuesday from 7,340 on Monday, while the number of cases rose to 94,417 on Tuesday from 85,195 on Monday.


Twenty-six killed in central Mali attack

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Twenty-six killed in central Mali attack

  • Two other local officials confirmed the attack and the death toll to AFP
BAMAKO: Twenty-six people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, officials said Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the West African nation.
Friday’s attack targeted a Fulani village named Binedama in the volatile Mopti region, said Aly Barry, an official from Tabital Pulaaku, a Fulani association in Mali.
Two other local officials confirmed the attack and the death toll to AFP.