Italy records 168 new coronavirus deaths, highest one-day toll

Coronavirus death toll outside China passes 1,000: AFP

Italy recorded 168 deaths Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, its highest single-day toll to date, pushing the number of fatalities outside China to more than 1,000.

Overall in Italy, 631 people have died from the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus and 10,149 have been infected in just over two weeks.

Tuesday's toll raised the number of deaths outside China to 1,115, according an AFP tally.

Currently, the UK death toll rises to six as Italy lockdown comes into force, Greece and Spain close schools while universities in US and Ireland move lectures online


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