Italy’s coronavirus toll tops 10,000 with 889 new deaths

Pallbearers wearing protective masks carry the coffin of a woman who died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at her funeral in Seriate, Italy. (Reuters)

Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus shot past 10,000 on Saturday with 889 new deaths, the country's civil protection service said.

The toll in Italy, which has suffered more deaths than any other country, now stands at 10,023.

An additional 5,974 infections brought to 92,472 the number of people who have officially tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy since the crisis began last month.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02