Spain's coronavirus rate drops to lowest level since August

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  • Thursday, 10 Dec 2020

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask in a park in Madrid, Spain December 6, 2020. Picture taken December 6, 2020. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's rate of confirmed coronavirus cases fell to 193 cases per 100,000 people on Wednesday to reach the lowest level recorded since August, Health Ministry data showed.

The ministry reported 9,773 infections since Monday, bringing the total up to just over 1.7 million, while the number of deaths increased by 373 to 47,019.

No data was released on Tuesday as it was a national holiday in Spain.

While Spain's infection rate has slowed in recent weeks, Health Minister Salvador Illa urged Spaniards to stay at home over Christmas to avoid a fresh resurgence.

(Reporting by Nathan Allen, editing by Belén Carreño)

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