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Spain records highest deaths from coronavirus in a day, as India turns trains into isolation wards

Spain has for the second day running recorded its highest daily death toll of the deadly coronavirus with 950 new deaths in the past 24 hours, making it the highest single-day increase the country has seen so far.

The new figure now sees Spain surpassing another grim milestone in its coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, with officials revealing that more than 10,000 have now died in the country as a result of the virus.

According to reports, the 10.5 per cent rise reported on Thursday is similar to Wednesday’s increase and smaller in percentage terms than any recorded in the past two weeks as infections globally rise to over 962,000.

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Meanwhile, India has begun converting railway carriages and sport stadiums into isolation wards to deal with an anticipated surge in coronavirus cases as infections globally rise to over 962,000.

Indian Railways on Wednesday said work had begun on modifying 20,000 carriages into medical facilities, with each carriage containing 16 beds.

This means that a total of 320,000 patients could be cared for in the “quarantine coaches”, a statement from the railways said.

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