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  1. Spanish Death Toll Tops China's

    COVID-19 deaths in Spain hit 3,434, passing China, after 738 patients died in 24 hours. It joins a grim list of nations the contagion has overwhelmed in spite of lockdowns, with new infections slowing in Italy, where deaths nonetheless rose to 7,500 today. "If we are not already at the peak, we are very close," said Fernando Simón, who heads Spain's health crisis agency.

    Who might be next? Iran stopped intercity travel as its death toll reached 2,077, while U.S. deaths tripled in four days to almost 1,000. Germany, fourth globally with 36,500 cases, has only seen about 200 deaths so far.

    Keep up with coverage at OZY's Coronavirus Central.

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