March 20, 2020
An additional 427 people have died in Italy in the last 24 hours alone, bringing the nation’s overall coronavirus death toll to 3,405 as of Thursday — surpassing China’s official death toll, as reported by the Chinese communist government.
Newly released data from Italy’s Civil Protection reveals that the country’s death toll has jumped from 2,978 deaths on Wednesday to 3,405 on Thursday, as well as from 35,713 confirmed cases on Wednesday to 41,035 on Thursday.
Thursday’s new data now makes Italy the country with the highest recorded amount of coronavirus deaths in the world, as the Chinese Communist Party has claimed that a total of 3,245 people have died from the coronavirus in China.
Lombardy Region Welfare Councilor Giulio Gallera noted that “almost two weeks have passed” since the entire nation was put on lockdown, reports La Repubblica.
“We thought it was enough, instead, the goal is a few kilometers further,” said Gallera. “We have to grit our teeth, but we will make it. It is necessary that everyone has a responsible attitude.”
This article was posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:11 am