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Spain adds more than 50,000 coronavirus cases over weekend

FILE PHOTO: An empty street is pictured during the first day of the night-time curfew set as part of a state of emergency in an effort to control the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Ronda, southern Spain late October 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s cumulative tally of coronavirus cases rose by 52,188 over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,098,320, health ministry data showed on Monday.

The overall death toll from the virus jumped by 279 to 35,031, the data showed.

Spain entered a second state of emergency on Sunday, enabling a night-time quarantine to be enforced across the whole country except the Canary Islands.

Reporting by Nathan Allen; Editing by Chris Reese