Spain counts 331 new virus deaths in 24 hours: government

The figure raised the overall toll to 23,521 in Spain, which has suffered the world's third-highest number of deaths but which on Sunday began easing the conditions of its lockdown.

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MADRID, Spain - Spain on Monday counted another 331 new virus deaths, with the overnight toll rising by several dozen from its lowest level in more than a month.

The figure raised the overall toll to 23,521 in Spain, which has suffered the world's third-highest number of deaths but which on Sunday began easing the conditions of its lockdown, allowing children out to play for the first time in six weeks.