Covid-19: Italy records death toll of 475 in a day and 4,207 new cases

Covid-19: Italy records death toll of 475 in a day and 4,207 new cases

- Italy has recorded the largest daily fatalities from the novel coronavirus

- Officials say 475 people had died in 24 hours

- More than 4,600 cases have also been reported in total in a day

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The death toll from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in the last 24 hours, setting another world record, according to the latest update from the country's Department of Civil Protection.

In total, 2,978 people have so far died due to the disease, only 259 fewer than in China, where the outbreak started.

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There are 4,207 of new cases of infections with COVID-19 confirmed since Tuesday, March 17, 2020 marking another global record.

Total cases now stand at 35,713, including the 4,025 that have fully recovered.

The authorities noted that 165,541 people have been tested so far, which puts the country only behind South Korea in testing efforts.

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Meanwhile, all 50 states in the United States of America have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The European Union has thus closed its borders for 30 days.

Millions across the world have been put under lockdown and governments are pumping huge sums of stimulus funds into their economies to keep industries from collapsing. also reported on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has the news that some Ghanaians have died of coronavirus.

These Ghanaians, the minister said, lived in Italy - where two of the deaths occurred and Denmark, where one of the cases was reported.

Though she decried the situation, Honorable Botchway said the situation was not so critical to require the evacuation of Ghanaians from those countries.

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