Spain's coronavirus cases surpass 10,000, death toll rises to 491

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[March 17, 2020]  MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's tally of coronavirus cases surpassed 10,000 on Tuesday and the number of fatalities rose to 491, said Fernando Simon, the head of the country's health emergency center.

He said the number of cases rose to 11,178 on Tuesday up from a previous tally of 9,161 cases on Monday.

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo and Jesus Aguado, Editing by Inti Landauro)

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