Spain’s healthcare sector is being pushed to the brink as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to surge relentlessly.

As of Saturday afternoon, the Health Ministry confirmed a total of 1,326 deaths and 24,926 cases — up significantly from 1,002 deaths and 19,980 cases confirmed Friday afternoon.

Over 1,600 people are currently in intensive care units.

The World Health Organization, which labeled the outbreak pandemic, declared Europe the new epicenter of it.

Madrid, the worst-affected area with 804 deaths, has seen its hospitals and intensive care units overflowing in recent days.

Local media, including the online journal Publico, reported

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