Spain's coronavirus death toll shows signs of flattening
Cordoba, Spain (CNN) A further 809 people have now died from coronavirus in Spain, bringing the total to 11,744 deaths, according to Spanish Health Ministry figures released Saturday.
The deaths represent a 7.3% rise but are the lowest increase since March 26.
On Thursday, Spain's death toll surpassed 10,000, and the country joined Italy as one of only two to report five figure death tolls.
The ministry's most recent data shows there are now 78,733 active cases of Covid-19 in Spain, an increase of 2,511 from Thursday — but also the smallest daily rise since March 20.
A total of 6,532 people have been admitted to intensive care units since the pandemic began.
The Spanish Health Ministry also reported that 34,219 people have recovered from the virus — which is roughly 4,000 more than the number reported Friday, and a 12% increase.
While the number of active cases continues to rise, the rate of increase continues to slow.
The latest numbers show the number of active cases recorded has risen 3% since Friday. The peak, on March 19, was a 27% increase in one day.
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