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Italy’s coronavirus death toll surpasses China, hitting 3,405

Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 3,405, surpassing the 3,245 fatalities reported in China.

An health official attend to a coronavirus patient in China

The death toll rose by 14.3 per cent from Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Italian Civil Protection Agency says in its daily bulletin, also reporting a 14.9-per-cent hike in the total number of contagions, to 41,035.

Recoveries are up by 10.3 per cent to 4,440, while the number of intensive care patients – a closely watched figure given the shortage of hospital beds – has risen by 10.7 per cent, to 2,498.

Lombardy, which surrounds Milan, remains the region worst hit by the outbreak, with nearly 20,000 cases and 2,168 deaths.

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Lazio, the region that includes Rome, reports 823 cases and 38 deaths.


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