Desk | 20 March 2020 | 9:59 pm
The death from the coronavirus in Italy has reached 3,405, becoming the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths surpassing China.
Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, recorded no new infection.
Overall, China on Thursday counted 3,249 deaths, 156 fewer than Italy, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus map.
Both Italy’s death toll and its new infections shot up again, adding 427 more deaths and 5,322 more infections. Overall, Italy has recorded 41,035 infections, more than half of the world’s positive cases.