Thursday March 19 2020
Coronavirus: Italy more deaths than China

The coronavirus pandemic has now claimed 3,405 Lives in Italy, more than in China. Another 427 people died in the peninsula over the last 24 hours.

The situation shows no signs of slowing down and experts warn the crisis has not yet reached its peak.

There are now 33,190 people currently suffering from the highly-contagious disease in Italy, another 4,480 compared to March 18.

Those in intensive care are 2,498 (an increase of 241 since yesterday), but 4,440 have made a full recovery since the start of the crisis.

Lombardy remains the epicentre of the pandemic in Italy, with 2,168 deaths in total, 209 over the last 24 hours alone.

There are also 1,006 in intensive care, close to complete capacity in the region.

Since the virus was first identified in China, the death toll in that country reached 3,245, so Italy have now surpassed that figure to be the worst-affected nation on earth.

The total number of positive cases – including those who died or have recovered – stands at 41,035 in Italy.

The country has conducted 182,777 tests.

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