After one month of lockdown, Spain confirmed 523 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total number of official fatalities up to 18,579, according to the Ministry of Health.
Though Spain has enforced a lockdown since March 14, the number of new contagions remains significant. Over the last 24 hours, Spain confirmed nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 177,633.
In total, 70,853 people have recovered from the disease.
Spain already has the highest per-capita mortality rate from COVID-19 in the world. Yet Spain’s death toll only includes those who died in a hospital and tested