Spain revises virus death toll down by nearly 2,000

Spain revises virus death toll down by nearly 2,000

Relatives of a patient who suffers from COVID-19 react, as staff members from La Paz hospital attend a protest to ask for more health personnel in hospitals, primary care and nursing homes, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, May 25, 2020. Credit: Reuters Photo

Spain's government on Monday revised downward the country's death toll from the coronavirus by nearly 2,000, bringing the total number of deaths recorded to 26,834.

A new system of gathering data had allowed them to identify cases that had been counted twice and exclude deaths wrongly attributed to the virus, said Fernando Simon, the health ministry's emergencies coordinator.

Spain remains one of the countries worst hit by the virus.

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