Italy records its highest one-day death toll after 250 die from coronavirus

Personnel carry new beds inside a hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, on Feb. 21, 2020. (AP)

Italy on Friday recorded its highest one-day death toll yet from cases of the new coronavirus, according to official data.

There were 250 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1,266, with 17,660 infections overall, a rise of 2,547 since Thursday evening.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05