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Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 512 over weekend

FILE PHOTO: A hospital staff member walks after treating a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Hospital del Mar, after Catalonia's government imposed new restrictions in an effort to control an outbreak of the disease in Barcelona, Spain November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose to 39,345 on Monday, an increase of 512 compared with Friday, according to Health Ministry data.

But the number of deaths during the past seven days was slightly down at 1,054 on Monday compared with Friday’s 1,088.

The total cumulative number of cases rose to 1,381,218 on Monday from 1,328,832 on Friday.

Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries by COVID-19, at the end of October imposed a six-month state of emergency, giving regions legal backing to implement curfews and restrict travel in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19.

Reporting by Jessica Jones; Editing by Alison Williams

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