Italy records 2nd highest Covid-19 toll in world

Italy records 2nd highest Covid-19 toll in world

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Italy has recorded the second-highest coronavirus toll in the world, after the number of fatalities nearly tripled from 133 to 366 yesterday. Most deaths occurred in the hard-hit Lombardy region in Italy's wealthy north. It has also overtaken South Korea on the number of infections and now has the second-most COVID-19 infections in the world. The number of cases in Italy rose by a single-day record from nearly 1,500 to 7,300. South Korea currently has over 7,000 cases and said its rate of infection was slowing.

Meanwhile, China reported 22 new deaths today from the Novel Corona virus epidemic and the lowest number of fresh cases since it started reporting the data in January this year. The new deaths bring the country's toll to 3,119.

In United States, the number of coronavirus cases soared past 500 on  Sunday, including two further deaths, as California braced for the arrival of infected cruise ship passengers and saw a major tennis event canceled. Some 30 US states have been hit by the novel coronavirus, with Oregon the latest to declare an emergency, and 60 million people in California and New York are under crisis measures.

Two more deaths linked to a virus-hit care home near Seattle were reported on Sunday, bringing the nationwide toll to  21. Several multi-national corporations like Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Google were encouraging employees in the Seattle area to work from home.

In Pakistan, a 50-year-old man has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus taking the total number of the COVID-19 infections in the country to seven. The new case was found in Karachi on Sunday. 

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