Italy reports 49 more coronavirus deaths, toll at 197
People walk in the deserted lobby of the Rome-Termini train station on March 6, 2020 in Rome.–AFP
Italy on Friday reported 49 more deaths from the new coronavirus, the highest single-day toll to date, bringing the total number of fatalities over the past two weeks to 197.
The total is the second-highest in the world after China. Italy also saw its number of COVID-19 infections grow by 778 to 4,636, the fourth highest in the world after China, South Korea and Iran.