The coronavirus pandemic death toll in Spain passed 10,000 on Thursday, as the country reported its highest number of deaths in a single day since the outbreak began, with the total rising by 950 to 10,003 among 110,238 infections.

The US – the world’s hardest-hit country – recorded a total of 5,137 coronavirus deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. It has confirmed more than 216,000 cases of the disease.

Globally, over 956,000 have been diagnosed with the virus, and some 202,000 have recovered. Nearly 48,000 people have died from the disease, which was first discovered in China late last year.

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