Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll was 82 on Sunday, down from 102 on Saturday, the country’s health ministry said, making it the first time the death count dropped to single digits in two months. Spain began lifting lockdown restrictions for a majority of the country in early May as part of a phased reopening process.
Spain’s total fatalities are now at 27,650, while confirmed cases increased by less than 1000 over the 24-hour period to 231,350 from 230,698. Spain remains in the top five hardest-hit countries globally in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Brazil surpasses Spain and Italy in total confirmed cases to become the fourth largest in the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.