Spain has seen its smallest increase in COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak, health officials say the downward trend ‘is continuing’


The spread of the novel coronavirus in Spain has shown signs of slowing over the past week. The number of new infections is on a decline, while its daily death toll has also fell, Spain’s health ministry confirmed.

The ministry reported 7,472 new infections on Friday morning, which was a 6.8 percent increase in cases, the smallest jump reported since the outbreak began. The figure followed Thursday’s record low increase of 7.9 percent, according to Spain’s Ministry of Health.