OVIEDO, Spain

Spain’s Ministry of Health readjusted its official data today, reporting 585 new deaths between Thursday and Friday.

The official death total is now 19,478 — up only 348 compared to Thursday.

“We are trying to correct the data so that it is coherent […] We had a discrepancy with one regional government so we had to readjust,” said Fernando Simon, Spain’s chief epidemiologist, in a press conference on Friday.

The number of recoveries was also reduced, with the new total at 72,963.

On Friday, Spain also registered 5,252 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to more than

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