As the novel coronavirus spread globally, Spain has recorded 10,000 deaths.

BBC has reports that the recently tagged the second-worst hit country in terms fatalities, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs.

As for the US, 6.6m new jobless benefit claims has been registered while the confirmed coronavirus infections are nearing one million worldwide.

The unemployment figures are another sign of the dire impact the pandemic is having on businesses in many countries.

According to a global tracker of figures at the Johns Hopkins University, its tracker  recorded more than 47,000 deaths as 195,000 people have recovered.

Covid-19 – the disease caused by coronavirus – has now claimed 10,003 lives in Spain as 950 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

The number of confirmed cases rose from 102,136 on Wednesday to 110,238, an 8% rise that is similar to the rate recorded in previous days. Authorities believe the virus is now peaking and say they expect to see a drop in figures in the days ahead.

Speaking on the spread of the pandemic, María José Sierra, from the Spanish health ministry’s emergency co-ordination unit, at a news conference said,

“We continue with an increase of around 8%. This points, as we have already seen, to a stabilisation in the data that we’re registering,”