WEB DESK: Southern Europe is struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, with gasping patients filling the wards of hospitals in Spain and Italy as the global death toll surpassed 11,000 people worldwide.
Worldwide, infections have exceeded 244,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
Italy, with 60 million citizens, has recorded its highest day-to-day-rise in the number of deaths of people infected with the coronavirus.
Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli said Friday (local time) the country recorded 627 more deaths in the 24 hours since Italy surpassed China as the nation with the most COVID-19-related deaths. Italy’s total now stands at 4032.