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Spain Becomes First Nation in Western Europe With 1 Million Virus Cases

  • Nation trails only Russia in region, with France close behind
  • Prime Minister Sanchez considering a curfew for capital Madrid
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Global Covid Cases Exceed 41 Million, Infections Surge in Europe
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Spain became the first country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million coronavirus infections, as authorities struggle to control fresh outbreaks and contemplate a curfew for the capital Madrid.

Some 6,114 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,005,295, according to Health Ministry data published Wednesday. Russia has the most infections on the continent with more than 1.4 million, with France fast closing in on the 1 million mark and the U.K. next with more 760,000 cases, figures from Johns Hopkins University show.