Italy coronavirus death toll rises to 631 from 463 in 24 hours

A person talks on the phone while people are shopping in a supermarket to stock up on food and goods, after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus, in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. (Reuters)

Italy recorded 168 deaths Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, its highest single-day toll to date, pushing the number of fatalities outside China to more than 1,000.

Overall in Italy, 631 people have died from the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus and 10,149 have been infected in just over two weeks.

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Tuesday's toll raised the number of deaths outside China to 1,115, according an AFP tally.


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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57