Spain's health ministry has announced 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the country's highest daily jump in fatalities and bringing it total to 6,528.
Elsewhere, US President Donald Trump backed away from imposing a quarantine in the New York area, instead directing that a "strong travel advisory" be issued for the region to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
The US now accounts for the highest number of coronavirus infections of any nation, recording more than 122,000 confirmed cases on Saturday. The death toll in the country surged past 2,000, more than double the figure two days ago.
Worldwide, the number of cases has reached more than 660,000. Some 139,000 people have recovered, while more than 30,000 have died.
Source: Al Jazeera News
BDST: 1648 HRS, MAR 29, 2020