MADRID — Spain’s official death toll for the coronavirus surpassed 30,000. The total cases increased beyond 600,000, becoming the first European country to reach that threshold.
New Health Ministry data added 9,400 new confirmed infections to the total and 156 deaths.
The country has been experiencing one of Europe’s steepest second curves of contagion, with new cases increasing since mid-July. More than half of newly infected didn’t develop symptoms and are largely between 20 and 60 years old who don’t end up requiring treatment.
Health workers in the Madrid region staged small-scale protests in the gates of health centers and smaller clinics on Tuesday, demanding more resources to treat patients with COVID-19. At least 8.5% of hospital beds in Spain are used for treating nearly 10,000 coronavirus patients and 1,273 in intensive care units.
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