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Spain Recorded Its First COVID-19 Death in Three Days

MADRID — Spain has recorded its first COVID-19 death in three days as the coronavirus outbreak recedes in what has been one of Europe’s hardest-hit countries.

The Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday reported one death and 291 new confirmed cases over the previous 24 hours.

Fernando Simón, head of the country’s medical emergency response, said wider testing is detecting more cases of people who are asymptomatic than before.

He said of Spain's number of deaths and infections: “The trend is downwards,.

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