Spain passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

SPAIN has hit the 1 million mark in coronavirus cases, becoming the first western European country to pass that landmark figure.

Since its first diagnosed case on 31 January, Spain has now recorded a total of 1,005,295 infections.

The country reported 16,973 infections and 156 deaths on Wednesday.

It is the sixth nation worldwide to report 1 million cases after the US, India, Brazil, Russia and Argentina.

Europe has seen a surge in new infections over the last few months, forcing governments to bring in strict new regulations.