Italy’s coronavirus deaths soar to over 1,800 with almost 25k infected

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

Death toll in Italy from coronavirus jumps to 827

But until now the figures are not showing any turnaround, with the northern Lombardy region remaining the worst-hit, with over 1,200 deaths and nearly a half of the infected people located there. 24 hours after Donald Trump said all flights from Britain would stop.

There are now 12,839 people suffering from Coronavirus in Italy, with 5,036 in self-isolation, 1,153 in intensive care and 6,650 in hospital.

The big picture: The virus is straining Italy's health care system, especially in the country's northern provinces, PBS reports.

"The numbers have continued to grow".

Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri confirmed the government's planned economic support package would total some 25 billion euros ($27.94 billion) and said it would ensure companies and workers were helped through the crisis.

South Africa's repatriated citizens test negative for COVID-19
In KwaZulu-Natal, a 40-year-old male who came back from Portugal on Saturday, March 7, has come down with the Coronavirus . Many are concerned about the impact of hosting a quarantine site in an impoverished province.

To contain the virus, the Italian government has implemented a nationwide lockdown with schools and universities closed, and all events and gatherings cancelled.

"There are no more ambulances" in areas around Milan, Lombardy welfare councillor Giulio told reporters on Saturday.

The region of 10 million - slightly smaller but more economically productive than neighbouring Switzerland to the north - also has 11,685 infections and 732 people in intensive care, according to official figures.

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