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Spain’s Health Ministry announced on Monday that it had not registered any deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.

The Ministry also recorded 35 deaths in the past seven days. There has been a further decrease in the number of new cases with 71, down from 96 on Sunday and the lowest number since March 6.

Since the beginning of the health crisis, 27,127 people have died in Spain and 239,638 have contracted the virus.

Fernando Simon, director of the co-ordination centre for alerts and health emergencies, is due to take a Press briefing with more details later today