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Coronavirus in Italy: Health care workers stop counting bodies

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed China, with so many dead that soldiers were brought in to haul away coffins and health care workers said they stopped counting bodies.

Officials said Thursday that 427 new deaths were recorded over just 24 hours, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 3,403, nearly 200 more than China, where the virus originated.

This despite the fact that Italy has 41,035 confirmed cases — just over half as many as China.

Tents are set up outside of the Oglio Po hospital in Italy.

Tents are set up outside of the Oglio Po hospital in Italy.Reuters

“Unfortunately we can’t contain the situation in Lombardy,” said Daniela Confalonieri, a nurse in Milan. “There’s a high level of contagion and we’re not even counting the dead anymore.”

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