The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Italy exceeded 8 thousand.
Over the past day in Italy, 663 people died of coronavirus, according to the website of the Ministry of Health. The total number of deaths reached 8165 people.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in Italy, 80 539 people have become ill. This figure includes those who continue to be sick (62,013), recovered (10,361), and died from infection.
33 648 of those who continue to be ill are in home quarantine, 24 753 are in hospital care, and 3612 are in intensive care.
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. According to American Johns Hopkins University, by March 26, the total number of people infected in the world was close to 500 thousand, more than 22 thousand people died.
Despite the fact that strict quarantine measures have been in force in Italy since March 11, the country 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.