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Number of coronavirus cases in US overtake Italy and China

Number of coronavirus cases in US overtake Italy and China

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The US now leads the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.There are almost 86,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in the US - roughly 16% of the world's total of 532,000 - according to Johns Hopkins University. This puts it ahead of China, where the virus originated, and also ahead of Italy, Europe's epicentre which has been overwhelmed by the virus in recent weeks. China has almost 82,000 cases and Italy has 80,500.The country has seen a sharp decrease in new cases in recent weeks and has moved to suspend visits from almost all foreign nationals - a turnaround from the situation in January, when the US and Europe were limiting travel from China. ...
Spain has second-highest number of deaths as Italy and France tolls rise

Spain has second-highest number of deaths as Italy and France tolls rise

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A total of 3,434 coronavirus patients have now have died in Spain - more than the recorded number of deaths in China where the outbreak began.Spain now has the world's second-highest tally of COVID-19 deaths after 738 more were reported on Wednesday, the country's deadliest toll in one day. With 3,434 coronavirus patients dead, Spain surpassed China's toll of 3,285. Is Spain the new COVID-19 epicentre? Italy stil...
Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

Coronavirus: Italy sees one-day death toll of nearly 800

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March 21 (UPI) -- Italy again set a one-day death toll record from COVID-19, reporting another 793 deaths Saturday. Italy's Civil Protection Department said the country's overall coronavirus death toll reached 4,825, with 53,578 confirmed cases. Some 6,000 people have recovered from the disease. Most of the cases are centered in the Lombardy region -- 17,370. A strict nationwide lockdown, including restrictions on travel and closure of most stores, had been in place for 11 days in Italy, but the number of known coronavirus cases continued to rise about 15 percent every day, overwhelming hospitals. Meanwhile, new figures released Saturday show that the number of coronavirus cases in Spain jumped 25 percent in 24 hours. The number of cases increased by almost 5,000 in one day and more tha...
Italy surpasses China’s coronavirus death toll

Italy surpasses China’s coronavirus death toll

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March 19 (UPI) -- Italy's death toll from the coronavirus hit 3,405 on Thursday, surpassing the total number of deaths reported in the outbreak's epicenter in China, Italian health officials said. Italy's Civil Protection Department said 427 additional patients died of the COVID-19 disease to put the country's death toll ahead of China's. According to Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking cases worldwide, China has had 3,249 deaths as of noon Thursday. Worldwide, there have been 230,000 cases and at least 9,358 deaths. Among the deaths in Italy are 13 doctors, two of whom came out of retirement to help out during the national emergency. Chinese officials said Thursday no new locally transmitted cases have been reported on the mainland, for the first time since the coronaviru...
Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

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The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak.There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered.Lombardy, the worst-hit region, recorded 319 deaths in one day.Italy is the world's worst affected country after China, where the virus originated last year. At least 8,758 people have died, most in China. The vast majority of the more than 200,000 confirmed cases - 80% - have occurred in Europe and the Western Pacific region, which includes much of Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. US-Canada border to close amid virus crisis Eurovision Song Contest cancelled over corona...