Italy Calls In Army To Hardest-Hit Region As Coronavirus Deaths Spike

Clay Curtis
March 22, 2020

He added that 943 more people have recovered after receiving treatment, taking the number of recovered patients to 6,062. The announcement comes as almost one billion are confined to their homes worldwide.

NY tops the list with at least 10,000 confirmed cases; Washington state follows with just over 1,500 cases, and California is in tow with more than 1,200.

Rome: Italy reported 6,557 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, raising the total to 53,578 since the pandemic first broke out in its north on February 21, according to the latest data provided by the Civil Protection Department managing the COVID-19 emergency. He told The Huffington Post: "Many of the elderly are dying in their houses or in old people's homes, without anyone testing them either before or after they die".

The death toll in the region rose by 546 in a day to 3,095, officials said on Saturday.

In Latin America, Bolivia has imposed a stay-at-home order beginning on Sunday, and Columbia said it would start isolation on Tuesday. "If you do, we can make this outbreak slow down", Italy's top medical expert said as quoted by AFP. The country has more than 1,500 deaths and some 20,000 infections.

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The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was also cancelled on Thursday, with the sport now aiming to start racing in Azerbaijan on June 7. While there are still a few terms and conditions that accompany the organization of the championship Royal races.

People out for a walk were fined if they broke the rules and wondered into a park or stopped to take pictures of historic scenes of a city without any people.

But there are growing concerns of a new wave of "imported" infections in the region, with Hong Kong reporting 48 suspected cases on Friday -- its biggest daily jump since the crisis began. It accounts for almost one-third of deaths in Italy.

People can only venture outside for essential needs like food.

As of Saturday, there were 304,788 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide, and 13,001 deaths from the virus, according to the Worldometer website.

Colombia has recorded its first death, a taxi driver who carried two Italians in his cab earlier this month before becoming ill.

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