Infections Keep Rising, 793 Die In Italy In One Day

The New Indian Express Chennai|March 22, 2020

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Infections Keep Rising, 793 Die In Italy In One Day
Coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, severely straining many health systems; no peak in sight for Spain and Italy; US cases surpass 20,000

Streets, squares and highways were deserted in large parts of the world on Saturday as curfews and lockdowns multiplied in the face of a rapidly advancing virus that is severely straining many health systems.

Italy on Saturday reported 793 new coronavirus deaths, a oneday record that saw the country’s toll shoot up to 4,825 -- 38.3 percent of the world’s total.

The number of COVID-19 infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578. The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.


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March 22, 2020