Spain surpasses 100,000 cases of coronavirus

Apr 1, 2020 10:10 PM ET

Spain has reported they now have over 100,000 cases of coronavirus across the country with a terrifying death toll.

In just 24 hours the Spanish health ministry confirmed 7,719 new cases of coronavirus with the total now standing at 102,136, up from 94,417 on Tuesday.

The death toll across the country now stands at 9,053 after 864 people died in a single day. The health ministry said the death toll is lower in percentage terms than previous days.

On Tuesday a record breaking 367 people have died in England, the highest death toll the country has seen in just one day, marking the darkest day for the NHS.

Those who died were aged 19 to 98-years old, and the teenager had no underlying health conditions, NHS England said.

On Tuesday it was announced that a 13-year old schoolboy from Brixton had died alone in a London hospital after contracting coronavirus.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab died at Kings’ College London on Monday, and family members were not allowed to visit him or be by his side as he died for fear they would catch coronavirus.

US scientists have made a grim discovery that coronavirus can lurk in the air for hours spreading from room to room spreading through hospital corridors infecting many, including people who are outside.

The University of Nebraska researchers said their findings highlights the importance or protective personal equipment (PPE) for hospital staff.

The study which has not been peer-reviewed by other scientists took 11 samples from patient’s hospital rooms after they were diagnosed and placed in isolation.

They found that contagious particles were in the air both inside hospital rooms and hallways, which means you do not have to be in close contact with an infected person.

The scientists from the University of Nebraska said, “This report reinforces our suspicions. It’s why we have maintained COVID patients in rooms equipped with negative airflow and will continue to make efforts to do so, even with an increase in the number of patients.

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