Coronavirus death toll in Italy jumps by 475, highest daily rise on record
The global pandemic has hit Italy harder than any other European country. The latest round of deaths come as the total number of cases in the Mediterranean nation rose above 35,500 on Wednesday, according to the Italian Civil Protection Agency.Also on rt.com Europe surges past Asia with Covid-19 death toll of 3,421 - AFP tally
While a nationwide quarantine has been put in place - enforced by police and soldiers, the death toll from the Covid-19 coronavirus has continued to rise unabated in Italy. Hospitals in the country have been overwhelmed, with the number of patients requiring intensive care beds exceeding the system’s capacity over the weekend.