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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.

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.

first published:March 17, 2020, 21:47 IST