Spain became the first country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases, as authorities struggle to control fresh outbreaks and contemplate a curfew for the capital Madrid. It was reported by The Guardian.
Six weeks after becoming the first western European country to record 500,000 coronavirus cases, Spain has become the first to record a million, registering a total of 1,005,295 infections by Wednesday evening.
A curfew in Madrid would be the latest move by European governments to tighten restrictions amid an unrelenting spread of the disease. The capital was already hit with new restrictions this month when Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez declared a state of emergency for the Madrid region, which has a population of almost 7 million.
According to Worldometer data, since the beginning of the pandemic in Spain, Covid-19 was detected in more than 1,046,641 people, 34,366 of which have died. Over the past week, the country has recorded more than 550 deaths.
The world leader in the number of new cases of Covid-19 is still the United States, where 8,578,200 citizens of the country fell ill with coronavirus. The second position is occupied by India with 7,705,158 recorded cases. And Brazil closes the top three - there Covid-19 was confirmed in 5, 300, 649 people.