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Italy records 6,557 new coronavirus cases, 793 deaths in 24hrs

Italy records 6,557 new coronavirus cases, 793 deaths in 24hrs
March 21
21:31 2020
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Italy has recorded 793 new deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 4,825 – the highest in the world.

According to Worldometre, a website that gives update on the virus, the country whose population is over 60 million recorded 6,557 new cases in the last 24 hours. In total, the number of infections in the country is now 53,578.

On Tuesday, 345 deaths were recorded, 475 deaths on Wednesday, 427 deaths on Thursday, 627 deaths on Friday and 793 deaths on Saturday, the highest since the virus hit the European country in February.

Over 2,600 health workers have also been infected.

A total of 6,072 people are recorded to have recovered from the disease in the country.

The Italian authorities had ordered a lock down of the entire northern region which has a population of 16 million people to check the spread of the virus.

Although China still has the highest number of coronavirus cases with 81,008, the rate of infection and deaths have dropped.

Apart from Italy, Spain’s death toll has also increased by 285 to reach 1,378. The number of deaths in Iran totals 1,556 with 123 new deaths recorded today.

There are 300,227 cases of coronavirus in the world, 12,948 deaths while 94,625 have recovered.

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