Spain reports lowest daily COVID-19 death toll in nearly seven weeks

MADRID: Spain's death toll from the new coronavirus rose by 164 to 25,264 on Sunday (May 3), health ministry data showed, marking the lowest one-day increase since Mar 18.

Confirmed cases of the virus rose to 217,466, from 216,582 on Saturday, the ministry said.

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Madrid and Catalonia remain the two worst affected regions, with 8,332 and 5,185 fatalities respectively.

The declining death rate is an encouraging sign for Spain, which on Saturday took a large step towards unwinding its stiff lockdown by allowing adults to exercise outdoors for the first time in seven weeks.

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