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US News Italy reports 427 new coronavirus deaths, overtakes China's death toll

19:55  19 march  2020
19:55  19 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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  Patient dies in Wales after being diagnosed with coronavirus The patient was being treated at Wrexham Maelor Hospital .The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, said: “It is with regret that today I am confirming a patient in Wales has sadly died after contracting Covid-19. I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected."Thirty new cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Wales which brings the overall total to 124.Newport has the highest number of new cases (7), followed by Caerphilly (3), Cardiff (3) and Monmouthshire (2).

a man walking down a city street: Italians continue second week in coronavirus lockdown © Reuters/CIRO DE LUCA Italians continue second week in coronavirus lockdown

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy rose in the last 24 hours by 427 to 3,405, overtaking the total number of deaths so far registered in China, officials said on Thursday. 

Thursday's figure represented a slight improvement on the day before, when Italy recorded 475 deaths.

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Some 3,245 people have died in China since the virus first emerged there late last year. Italy's outbreak came to light in the north of the country on Feb. 21.

The total number of cases in Italy rose to 41,035 from a previous 35,713, up 14.9%, a faster rate of growth than seen over the last three days, the Civil Protection Agency said.

Of those originally infected, 4,440 had fully recovered compared to 4,025 the day before. There were 2,498 people in intensive care against a previous 2,257.

Click or tap here for the latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

Pictures of temporary London hospital show scale of expected emergency .
New pictures have been released from inside the enormous temporary hospital being built in London to fight coronavirus. © Other Inside NHS Nightingale at London's Excel centre Rows upon rows of cubicles hastily being erected at the ExCel centre in the capital's Docklands reveal the expected scale of the explosion in numbers of COVID-19 patients. © Other The site will have the capacity to treat 4,000 patients Efforts are being ramped up to ensure the NHS Nightingale Hospital can open next week.

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