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Spain reports 59 coronavirus deaths overnight, lowest in two months

Women wear protective face shield as they push a clothes cart in a square, as most Spanish provinces are allowed to ease restrictions during phase one amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Malaga, Spain, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s overnight death toll from the coronavirus was 59 on Monday, the lowest figure in two months, the government said.

The cumulative death toll rose to 27,709, while the number of confirmed cases rose to 231,606 on Monday from 231,350 the previous day, according to health ministry figures.

Figures include data for more than 24 hours as the ministry changed its methods on Monday. It was the second day in a row that deaths were under 100.

Reporting by Jessica Jones; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne