Italy passes China as country with most coronavirus deaths

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Published: March 20,2020 08:41 PM
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March 20, 2020: Italy's death toll due to coronavirus surpassed China, as its number of fatalities reached 3,405 and the pandemic's global spread accelerates.

March 20, 2020: Italy's death toll due to coronavirus surpassed China, as its number of fatalities reached 3,405 and the pandemic's global spread accelerates.



With Europe now the epicenter of the outbreak, Italy has 41,035 total cases of the virus, sources said. This includes 4,440 who have recovered from the illness. The country has been under a nationwide lockdown since earlier this month.



The number of deaths over the past day fell to 427 on Thursday from 475 on Wednesday.



Meanwhile, no new infections were reported in Wuhan, China where the outbreak began, and new cases have slowed to a trickle across China, a dramatic plunge from the height of an outbreak that has killed more than 3,000 there. Epidemiologists warn the country could face subsequent waves of infections.


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