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Italy Reports 349 New Coronavirus Deaths, Taking Total to Over 2,000

Nurses wait for patients at the main entrance of the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

Nurses wait for patients at the main entrance of the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

The number of official COVID-19 fatalities has more than doubled since Thursday, when Italy's toll topped 1,000 for the first time.

  • AFP Rome
  • Last Updated: March 17, 2020, 9:47 PM IST
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Italy on Monday reported 349 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking its total since last month to 2,158, the most after China.

The number of official COVID-19 fatalities has more than doubled since Thursday, when Italy's toll topped 1,000 for the first time. Italy now has 27,980 infections, compared to 15,113 four days ago.

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