Spain's number of coronavirus cases rises to 188,068 on Friday

FILE PHOTO: A man stands on a balcony amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Spain rose to 188,068 on Friday, the country’s head of health emergencies Fernando Simon said at a news conference.

Health authorities identified 5,252 new cases of the virus between Thursday and Friday, which represents a 2.9% increase.

Reporting by Nathan Allen, Editing by Inti Landauro

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