Italy reports 812, Spain 800 deaths on Monday
Published : Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 at 1:04 AM Count : 549
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Italy rose by 812 to 11,591, while the total number of infections surged past 100,000 with 4,050 new cases reported.
However, the number of new cases rose by just 4,050, the lowest amount since March 17, hitting a total of 101,739 from a previous 97,689.
Some 5,217 cases were recorded on Sunday and 5,974 on Saturday.
More than 800 people died in Spain over the last 24 hours - reaching 7,340 - while Iran's deaths went up by 117 to 2,757.
France reported its highest daily number of deaths since the coronavirus epidemic began, saying 418 more people had died in hospital to bring the toll to 3,024.
There are now 20,946 people hospitalised in France with COVID-19, with 5,056 of them in intensive care, the government said in its daily update.
The United Kingdom coronavirus death toll rose to 1,408, according to figures released, an increase of 180, a smaller rise than the previous set of numbers.
The previous increase saw the death toll rise by 209.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines on social distancing until April 30 after a top health official warned between 100,000 to 200,00 people could die from coronavirus in the United States.
The US has 139,000 confirmed infections, more than any other country in the world.
Worldwide, the total number of infections recorded since the beginning of the outbreak reached more than 740,000. Some 156,000 people have recovered globally while more than 35,000 have died.