Coronavirus infections worldwide exploded to over 1,192,621 on Saturday despite lockdowns in many countries, NEWS FLAKES NG reports.
Data from worldometers.info showed that fatalities stood at 64228 at 8.pm Nigerian time.
United States remained the worst-hit nation on earth with nearly 300000 cases and 8000 deaths.
Friday was the darkest day for the world’s biggest economy. Over 32,000 infections were recorded in a single day.
New York and Louisiana posted record deaths that shot America’s fatality to new heights.
Spain reported 809 more deaths between Friday and Saturday for a new tally of 11,744 fatalities from the pandemic.
Spain’s Health Ministry said that its total number of infections had reached 124,736. That is an increase of 7,026 infections from Friday, which is slightly down from the previous 24-hour period as the rate of the outbreak decreases in the country.
The daily increase puts Spain ahead of Italy as the country with the second-most infections behind the United States. Italy will update its figures later on Saturday.
Spain is completing its third week of a state of emergency, which the government has used to apply stay-at-home rules and a shutdown of all non-essential industries. (platform times)