Italy records second-most virus deaths, infections in the world after China

The disinfection of the buildings that host the Region Lazio are being carried out in Rome on March 8, 2020. (AP)

Italy on Sunday had the second-highest coronavirus toll in the world, after reporting a sharp jump in both deaths and number of infected people, according to an AFP count.

The number of fatalities shot up by 133 to 366 Sunday, while the number of infections rose by a single-day record of 1,492 to hit 7,375, its civil protection agency said.

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