Deaths in Spain have soared past 17,000 for the first time as the global health crisis continues to escalate.
THE Spanish health ministry has announced a massive jump as the number of deaths rose sharply to 17,489, the total number of cases has hit 169,496. It is fully expected that by the end of the day the figure will be much higher.
The Spanish Health Ministry confirmed a further 517 people have died from Covid-19.
The number of deaths so far on Monday is below the 619 new deaths recorded on Sunday.