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Italian death toll overtakes China's as virus spreads

The milestone came the same day that the Chinese city where the virus first emerged recorded no new infections.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 10:45 AM

ROME  - The death toll in Italy has overtaken China’s, a stark illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.

Italy now has 3,405 registered deaths, roughly 150 more than China, a country with a population more than 20 times larger.

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The milestone came the same day that the Chinese city where the virus first emerged recorded no new infections, a sign that China’s draconian lockdowns were a powerful method to stop the virus' spread.

A visiting Chinese Red Cross team has criticized Italians' failure to properly quarantine themselves, and take the national lockdown seriously.

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Confirmed Cases: 252895

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