The latest figures show the daily number of coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in Spain has more than doubled since last Sunday.
The number of people to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Spain has risen to 6,528 after 838 more people died.
Another 6,549 cases have been reported in the country, bringing the total there to 78,797.
The latest figures show the daily number of coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in Spain has more than doubled since last Sunday, when 394 fatalities were confirmed.
Spain’s number of deaths rose from 100 to 1,000 quicker than Italy, where 10,023 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19.
Sky’s Europe correspondent Adam Parsons said: “The pace of which people are dying of the coronavirus in Spain does seem to be stripping even the records established by Italy.
“Also, whereas in Italy this outbreak is concentrated in three or four regions up in the north of Italy, in Spain the profile is beginning to change.
“Initially the outbreak was very much focused on Madrid, then Catalonia began to play a part.
“But you have pockets now across the entire rest of the country.”
Spain deaths confirmed each day:
Sunday 29 March: 838
Saturday 28 March: 832
Friday 27 March: 769
Thursday 26 March: 655
Wednesday 25 March: 738
Tuesday 24 March: 514
Monday 23 March: 462
Sunday 22 March: 394
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 3,965 to 52,547, a government federal agency has said in the country.
Another 64 deaths have been recorded, bring the total there to 389.
The Robert Koch Institute, which is responsible for disease control and prevention, said the data doesn’t provide a complete picture because readings from the regional states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Saarland are not included.
Switzerland’s government has said 257 people have died in the country and 14,336 have tested positive.