Hernan Muñoz Ratto6h ago / 12:15 PM UTCSpain reached two grim milestones on Wednesday as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 100,000, and the number of deaths in one day reached a new high, the Health Ministry reported. The spike of 864 fatalities has brought the country’s death toll to 9,053, while the total confirmed cases have risen to 102,136. Spain’s death toll is second highest in the world following Italy, while the number of people infected is behind only the U.S. and Italy.The rate of new infections had slowed from the previous day, suggesting that the spread of the virus is stabilizing.Linda Givetash8h ago / 10:27 AM UTCLoss of smell, taste strong predictors for COVID-19, U.K. researchers findThe loss of smell and taste has been reported by as many as 59 percent of coronavirus patients in the United Kingdom, signaling it could be a strong predictor of the disease, according to research by King’s College London. The findings shared with NBC News on Wednesday are based on data submitted between March 24 and 29 to a tracking app launched by the university to better understand COVID-19. Loss of smell and taste has been increasingly reported by patients worldwide, but are not yet


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