Spain records more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus

Health workers dressed in protective gear collect samples at a drive-through testing centre for the COVID-19 disease at Donostia Hospital in San Sebastian on March 25, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Spain has confirmed 102,136 cases of the virus and the biggest daily rise in coronavirus-related deaths, according to the latest data released on Wednesday by its health ministry. 

The country saw 864 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing up the total number of deaths in the country since the outbreak began to 9,053 people. 

The total active infections, however, saw a smaller increase than Tuesday — with 3,470 more cases, making a total of 70,436. It added that 22,647 people have recovered from the virus.