COVID-19 death toll in Italy climbs to 3, 405, outnumbers China’s

20 March 2020, Kathmandu

Coronavirus death toll in Italy has climbed to 3, 405, outnumbering that of China’s as 427 died in a single day.

The number of death toll has dropped drastically in China where the novel virus first broke out, with 3, 245 deaths.

A lockdown imposed on 12 March in Italy has been extended beyond the original 25 March end date.
The government has told nearly all Italians to self-quarantine.

Despite these measures, the number of new cases and deaths has continued to rise.

There have been 220,000 cases of the virus worldwide with more than 10,000 deaths.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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