Spain has recorded 435 deaths in the past 24 hours.

This number, a slight increase on yesterday, brings their overall death toll to 21,717.

It comes as the country’s parliament debates a request from the prime minister to extend the current state of emergency until 9 May.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says his government plans to start winding down the country’s lockdown measures after this date.

“We will be going back-and-forth depending on how the pandemic evolves,” he said.

The country has almost 205,000 confirmed coronavirus cases – the second highest in the world.