Coronavirus: In Italy, death toll crosses 4000 mark
New Delhi : Coronavirus has engulfed Italy completely as the life has come to a standstill and the death toll has crossed over 4000 marks.
On March 20, the nation reported fresh 627 cases of coronavirus. The casualties in the Mediterranean country is now even more than China, the source nation of the virus.
But Matteo Bassetti of Italy’s prestigious San Martino clinic in Genoa said the government probably had no idea how many people really had the new disease.
"There are so many people walking around who have the virus and who are at risk of infecting others," Dr. Bassetti told Italy’s AGI news agency. "The 40,000 cases we are talking about (in Italy) could actually be 100 times higher."
Italy has seen more than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 in the past three days alone. Italy’s total number of deaths now stands at 4,032.
Infections rose on March 20 by nearly 6,000 — another international record — to 47,021.
The nation of 60 million accounted for around 36.2% of the world’s coronavirus deaths at 12.30 a.m. IST on March 21.