Italy reported 475 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, highest single-day toll of any country

by Daniel Payne · Mar 18th, 2020 3:17 pm

Italy continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, with the country on Wednesday posting a grim new record of 475 coronavirus deaths in one day.

Italy has the second-highest number of coronavirus deaths of any country in the world, at around 3,000. It is rapidly approaching China's total of roughly 3,200. Over the past week, China has reported that the outbreak is on the decline there. On the same day as Italy's record number, China recorded 11 deaths.

Nearly 38,000 Italians have been stricken with the disease, less than half the official number in China but double the amount of the next-highest country, Iran.


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