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Italy reports record 919 coronavirus deaths in a day

Published : Saturday, 28 March, 2020 at 12:56 AM  Count : 608
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Medical staff wearing face masks and blue protective suits treat a coronavirus patient in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan Friday.

Medical staff wearing face masks and blue protective suits treat a coronavirus patient in an intensive care unit at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan Friday.



Italy has reported 919 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest number of fatalities any country has reported in the space of 24 hours since the outbreak began late last year.

The total number of people who have died as a result of COVID-19 in Italy now stands at 9,134.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected on Friday rose to 86,498, meaning Italy has now become the second country after the United States to overtake China in terms of cases.

Italian army soldiers wearing protective suits transport coffins to the cemetery of Cinisello Balsamo near Milan after they were removed from overloaded Bergamo

Italian army soldiers wearing protective suits transport coffins to the cemetery of Cinisello Balsamo near Milan after they were removed from overloaded Bergamo

Further dashing hopes that Europe is containing the pandemic, Spain recorded 769 new deaths in a daily, bringing the total number to 4,858.

Worldwide, more than 25,000 people have died from coronavirus, an infection which has affected more than half a million people.





In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Minister Hancock announced they had both tested positive for the new coronavirus.
More than 127,000 people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19.
SZA

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