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Nearly 500 dead in one day in Italy – as global coronavirus cases top 200,000
The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are now over 35,000 cases there.
The head of the World Health Organisation says many countries are overwhelmed. But there is positive news from China, where only one new case was recorded in Wuhan where the virus began.