As of 18:00 on March 20, the number of deaths from coronavirus infection in Italy exceeded 4 thousand people.
Over the past day in Italy, 627 people died of coronavirus infection, reported Italian Ministry of Health. This is the maximum daily loss in the country since the beginning of the epidemic.
The total number of victims of the epidemic is 4032 people.
The number of all registered cases of COVID-19 in the country increased to 47,021 (+5986 compared to yesterday): 37,860 people continue to get sick (+4670 from yesterday), 5129 people recovered (+729). The total number of confirmed cases also includes deaths from infection.
Among those who continue to be ill, 19 185 people are in home isolation (+4250), 16 020 are hospitalized (+263), another 2655 people are in intensive care (+157).
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By given American Johns Hopkins University, by the evening of March 20, more than 250 thousand infected were registered in the world, more than 10 thousand people died.
Italy ranks first in the world in terms of the spread of coronavirus, first in the number of deaths and second in the number of infected (after China).
Since March 11, strict quarantine measures have been in force in Italy. The authorities closed all educational institutions, shops (in addition to grocery and pharmacies), as well as bars and restaurants, banned mass meetings, canceled almost all sports events. Limitations will last until at least March 25th.