March 24, 2020 / 11:44 AM / 17 days ago

Health workers make up nearly 14% of Spain's coronavirus cases

A car of a mortuary, allegedly carrying the corpse of a person who died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), enter to an ice rink, which will be used as a morgue, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina

MADRID (Reuters) - Health workers accounted for nearly 14% of Spain’s total reported coronavirus cases as of Tuesday, up from 12% the previous day, according to data presented by health emergency chief Fernando Simon at a news conference.

Some 5,400 health care workers have been diagnosed with the virus, Simon said, out of a total of 39,673 confirmed cases in the country, Europe’s second worst-hit after Italy.

Reporting by Inti Landauro; Writing by Nathan Allen, editing by Andrei Khalip

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