Spain has recorded another 864 deaths related to coronavirus, the highest in a single day.
The figures from Europe’s second most infected nation came on Wednesday evening as the total number of deaths across the continent passed 30,000.
More than 9,000 people have died in Spain, which is surpassed only by Italy in fatalities due to the Covid-19.
Confirmed cases in the country have exceeded 100,000, but numbers show the infection rate continues to slow.
UN Secretary General António Guterres called the pandemic the world’s biggest challenge since World War Two.
The warning comes amid dire predictions about the possible economic impact of measures imposed to fight the deadly virus. According to a UN report, some 25 million jobs could be lost around the globe as the result of the outbreak.
The number of confirmed cases worldwide is now over 870,000, with more than 43,000 deaths, says Johns Hopkins University in the US.