Spain, the European country with the most reported coronavirus infections, has confirmed 510 new deaths, the lowest daily toll since March 23, on the one-month anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
The death toll in Spain now stands at 16,353, while the country on Saturday added 4,830 new cases, continuing a downward trend since infections peaked beginning at the end of March and bringing the total to 161,852 cases.
Meanwhile, the United States has reported 2,108 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest daily increase in the country since the outbreak began, pushing the total US death toll to 18,777. Cases in the US topped 501,000 on Saturday.
The worldwide death toll is now over 102,000, with the number of infections worldwide topping 1.7 million, including more than 376,000 recovered patients.
The WHO has urged caution to countries considering easing restrictions put in place to stem the outbreak.
“The way down could be as dangerous as the way up if not managed properly,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.