New Delhi: Italy on Friday registered 919 deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, making this the worst single-day death toll anywhere in the world due to the virus. With Friday’s development, the death toll in the European nation due to the infection has now risen to 9,134. Also Read - Silver Lining in The Time of Coronavirus: 101-year-old Man Recovers From COVID-19 in Italy
Prior to this, the worst single-day death toll in the country was 793 on March 21. Earlier, 712 people died in Italy on March 26, 683 on March 25, 743 on March 24 and 602 on March 23. Also Read - Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in India Near 800; Italy Records Almost 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths in One-Day | Top Developments
Italy has now registered a total of 86,498 cofirmed cases of coronavirus, up from 80,539, which takes it past China, from where COVID-19 emanated, as the second-worst affected country due to the outbreak. Earlier this week, the United States had already overtaken China as the country with most number of positive coronavirus cases. Also Read - Champions League Match between Atlanta And Valencia 'Biological Bomb' That Triggered Spread of Coronavirus in Italy And Spain
The hardest-region in Italy remains Lombardy in the country’s north, on Friday registered a total of 5,402 deaths and 37,298 cases, up from 4,861 deaths and 34,889 cases reported up to Thursday.
The number of fatalities from Friday, however, has also been reported by some media outlets to be 969. The confusion arose because of 50 fatalities that took place in the northern Piedmont region Thursday night, the notification for which arrived too late to be included in the official figures for that day.
919 is the individual death toll from Friday.
The epidemic had emerged in the country on February 21.