The Spanish Health Ministry has confirmed that an additional 462 people died overnight bringing the country’s total loss of life during the coronavirus crisis to 2,182.
Spain was among the first European countries to initiate a nationwide lockdown protocol as infection rates soared.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned Saturday that “the worst is yet to come” as the nation’s beleaguered health system struggles to turn the tide of infection.
The number of total confirmed cases in Spain has now reached 28,572.
The death rate shows a 27 percent increase on the figures released yesterday, with the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising to 33,089 in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries in the world after China and Italy.