By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Spanish Ministry of Health reports the COVID-19 outbreak has grown to nearly 40,000 cases as of Mar. 24.

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Spain’s death toll has also topped 2,800, an increase in some 500 deaths and the third most in any single country.

More than 12,000 cases and 1,500 deaths have been reported in the Madrid area.

The latest figures revealed that Spanish healthcare workers account for more than 13 percent of the country’s 39,885 cases.

As the number of infected health workers rises, some health professionals say they still lack the necessary material to keep them safe as they struggle to keep the virus from collapsing the system.

On Tuesday morning, the government confirmed that 5,400 health workers had contracted the virus.


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