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Italy reports 475 coronavirus deaths, highest single day death toll for any country

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 19, 2020
Italy reported 475 deaths from the coronavirus in one day, its civil protection agency said yesterday.
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That's the highest death toll reported in one day by any country since the coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, late last year.

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Even at the height of China's outbreak, its highest single day death toll was 150, on February 23. Iran and Spain, both struggling with large outbreaks, have not recorded more than 200 deaths in a single day.

As of yesterday, the coronavirus had infected more than 35,700 people and killed nearly 3,000 people in Italy.

It is the worst hit nation outside Asia, second only to China, where many people have recovered and the daily death toll has slowed dramatically.