Death toll exceeds 7,500 in Italy

Mar 26, 2020

Rome (Italy), Mar 26: In Italy, the death toll now exceeds 7,500 -- double the figure in China.
Rome said on Wednesday more than 74,000 infections have been confirmed. Italian media say at least 50 priests have died in the country. Some have been visiting seriously ill patients to pray or give last rites.
Spain's health ministry said on Wednesday more than 3,400 people have died from the virus. The country's total death toll now tops China's and is second only to Italy's.
In the hardest-hit region of Madrid, a skating rink has been converted into a makeshift morgue to cope with the rapid increase in fatalities.
Meanwhile, the United States is boosting containment efforts. Calls to stay at home have been issued to 40 percent of the population. More than 54,000 cases have been confirmed across the country, with over 730 deaths reported.
In the UK, Prince Charles has become the latest high-profile figure to be diagnosed with the illness. According to an official statement, the heir to the throne is in "good health," with only "mild symptoms," and is in isolation with the Duchess of Cornwall in Scotland.
Britain has seen over 330 deaths from the virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered people to stay home and called on all but essential shops to shut down.
The World Health Organization says global infections have surpassed 414,000 and the number of deaths exceeded 18,000 as of Wednesday.
Source: NHK World