Italy overtakes China as country with most coronavirus-related deaths

A medical worker wearing a protective mask and suit looks on as she treats a patient suffering from COVID-19 in an intensive care unit at the Oglio Po hospital in Cremona, Italy, on March 19, 2020. (Reuters)

Italy on Thursday overtook China’s coronavirus death toll, with 427 new fatalities taking its total since the first case was registered in February to 3,405.

China has officially reported 3,245 deaths since registering the first infection at the end of last year.

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