Italy hits one-day record with 250 new coronavirus deaths

By: AFP
Published: 10:21 PM, 13 Mar, 2020
Italy hits one-day record with 250 new coronavirus deaths
Caption: Hospital employees wearing a protection mask and gear tend to a patient coming in to be tested at a temporary emergency structure set up outside the accident and emergency department, where any new arrivals presenting suspect new coronavirus symptoms are being tested, at the Brescia hospital, Lombardy, on March 13, 2020. AFP
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Italy on Friday recorded its highest one-day death toll yet from cases of the new coronavirus, according to official data.

There were 250 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1,266, with 17,660 infections overall, a rise of 2,547 since Thursday evening.

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