As of today, 243,421 people have been tested for the virus. 65,077 have tested positive and the number of people admitted to hospital with symptoms stands at 16,784.
Of those who have contracted the virus 7,978 have died.
– ITALY DEATH TOLL RISES BY 610
The stricken country’s coronavirus curve appears to be flattening.
But is yet to show signs of a sustained decrease as deaths rose by 610 today which was 68 more than yesterday.
Italy has recorded 143,626 confirmed cases of the virus to date, including 18,279 deaths and 28,470 surviving the virulent virus.
– DEATH TOLL PREDICTIONS FOR US ARE REVISED
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the US may be as ‘low’ as 60,000 – less than half what was initially predicted.
That’s a prediction from the country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci.
He said in an interview with NBC that the effect of social-distancing measures had prompted him to revise his projections.
Dr Fauci said the death toll “looks more like the 60,000, than the 100,000 to 200,000” fatalities he initially predicted.
However, he warned against complacency.