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Spain Reports Slight Increase in Deaths

Αssociated Press

Spanish flags with a black ribbons for the victims of COVID-19 hang from the facade of a building in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MADRID — Spain’s Health Ministry is reporting a slight increase in its national death toll from the new coronavirus, to 27,117, as it changes the way cases are counted.

Authorities said 35 deaths occurred over the past seven days, though almost 250 other deaths were added to the total.

On Monday, the Health Ministry cut the death toll by almost 2,000 after sifting through and correcting data, and that review is continuing.

The total number of cases rose to 236,259, with 194 diagnosed over the previous 24 hours and 3,222 over the past seven days.