Spain's coronavirus tally rises by nearly 20,000; deaths up 168

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker takes care of a patient infected with COVID-19 at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Spain
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker takes care of a patient infected with COVID-19 at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Infanta Sofia University hospital in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's coronavirus tally rose by 19,765 cases, slightly more than recorded the previous day, bringing the total to 1,136,503 infections since the onset of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Wednesday.

The cumulative death toll increased by 168 to 35,466, the data showed, following Tuesday's steep rise of 267, which was the largest one-day jump of the second wave of the pandemic.

(Reporting by Nathan Allen, editing by Andrei Khalip)