GLOBAL CASES TOP 600,000; SPAIN DEATHS SURGE
Spanish health ministry reports 832 deaths in 24 hours, bringing toll to 5,690, as fatalities worldwide exceed 27,000.
By Ted Regencia
Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.
The announcement came as the number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 104,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700.
Worldwide, the number of cases has reached more than 600,000, of which more than 131,000 people have recovered. More than 27,000 have died.
May 20, 2020