Spain sets a grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Fatalities reach 5,704 but the real figure could be higher as untested victims are not being counted, study finds

Coronavirus is spreading faster and further through Spain than in Italy

Unlike the Alpine country, where 80% of deaths were in the same three regions, in Spanish territory there has been an accelerated rise in cases in regions that had not previously been affected

In deadliest day yet, Spain registers 462 coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours

Madrid’s Palacio del Hielo ice rink could soon become a morgue for victims of Covid-19. The government expects the peak of infections to be reached this week

Spain exceeds 1,000 coronavirus deaths with no clear idea if peak is close

“The worst days are on their way,” warned Health Minister Salvador Illa on Friday

Spanish doctors prepare to make difficult decisions if intensive care units reach capacity

Officials admit the worst is yet to come as Spain exceeds 1,000 deaths and field hospitals start going up across the country

Madrid hospitals saw one coronavirus death every 16 minutes on Monday

The Covid-19 disease caused 88 victims in a single day in the region, pushing health centers to the limit

Lack of testing hampering Spain’s efforts to slow coronavirus outbreak

Medical associations warned weeks ago that more resources were needed to diagnose cases of Covid-19, which has proven to help curb the number of infections in countries like South Korea

Spanish government puts private healthcare firms at the orders of the regions

Companies that are holding or that can manufacture health materials such as protective masks have been given 48 hours to inform the authorities on risk of fines for failing to do so

Catalan premier calls for central government to help isolate entire region

“We believe that we have to anticipate a very fast evolution of the disease in our country,” says Quim Torra in televised address on Friday night

Madrid closes centers for seniors in bid to stop coronavirus contagion

The measure will affect 213 different sites across the region, but does not include day centers attending dependant persons nor around 400 care homes

Spain recommends sports matches be played behind closed doors over coronavirus fears

The Health Ministry has also advised the cancelation of medical congresses and meetings in order to keep medical staff available

Spain reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case

A man in the Madrid region is in serious condition as the national tally rises to 17, confirming suspicions that the virus had been circulating for days without being detected

Spanish hospitals starting to test for coronavirus among patients with pneumonia

The new measure is being taken in a number of health centers on the suspicion that the Covid-19 virus may have been circulating in Spain for several days now without being detected

Nearly 1,000 tourists in isolation at a Spanish hotel after man tests positive for coronavirus

Another case was confirmed in Spain on Tuesday, the first in the Catalonia region. The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in Spain is now at five

Spanish Congress approves first step toward a euthanasia law

Right-wing parties are accusing the coalition government of wanting to save on pension payments and healthcare costs through a “social engineering project”

Spanish police investigate online purchases of euthanasia drug from US

Some seriously ill patients who managed to get hold of pentobarbital are now part of an international probe into the sale of a sedative that can be lethal in high doses

Opioid overdoses cause more than 1,000 deaths a year in Spain

According to a first-of-its-kind study, the number of fatalities related to the drug has increased more than 50% in seven years

Pharmaceutical error in southern Spain leaves 17 babies with “werewolf syndrome”

According to the Health Ministry, the company accidentally sold a vasodilator for hair loss as omeprazole, a common drug used to treat heartburn and acid reflux

British tourist may be first listeriosis case outside Spain: Health Ministry

The man is thought to have consumed the ‘carne mechada’ at the center of the current outbreak while in Andalusia before traveling to France, where he was hospitalized

Tests reveal listeria in three products from Seville food company Magrudis

The bacteria have also been located on the production line used to make La Mechá foods, thought to be the origin of the current outbreak of listeriosis, the worst Spain has ever seen

Spain issues international health alert over listeriosis outbreak in Seville

One woman has died so far from the bacterial infection, with 150 more confirmed cases and 529 pending confirmation. The source was meat from a firm in the southern province

Listeria, the stealthy pathogen that kills 70 people a year in Spain

The country ranks third in the EU for reported cases of listeriosis, which is caused by a common bacteria that withstands freezing temperatures and oxygen starvation

Spanish doctor suspended for claiming vaccines cause autism

The Madrid Medical Association has barred Isabel Bellostas from practicing for 364 days after she promoted this theory, which has been repeatedly disproved by scientific studies

World leader in dialysis treatments bribed public hospital doctors in Spain

Germany-based Fresenius agrees to pay $231 million settlement in the US to avoid prosecution over corrupt practices in 17 countries

Spanish health authorities crack down on opioid abuse

Studies have detected excessive prescriptions of immediate-release fentanyl, a drug 100 times more powerful than morphine

Euthanasia debate reignites in Spain after man arrested for helping his wife die

María José Carrasco suffered from multiple sclerosis for 30 years and had reached the terminal stage of the disease

UK investigates cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea linked to Ibiza

Two women who traveled to the Balearic Island, or had unprotected sex with men who had been there, failed to respond to the standard treatment