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Italy Now Leads The World In Coronavirus Deaths


March 20, 2020 - COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, continues to spread rapidly throughout the world. Here is the latest headline.

Italy now has more deaths from the new coronavirus than any other country.

On Thursday, Italian officials announced that 475 citizens there have died from the virus in just one day, raising the total number of deaths to 3,405. That surpasses the 3,250 deaths reported in China.

In all, Italy now has 41,035 total cases, second only to China's 81,238.

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