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Coronavirus death toll doubles in 4 days, now 2,158 in Italy

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Italy has released a new coronavirus patient list as it becomes the focus of attention due to the fast spread of the disease.

On Monday, 16th March the country disclosed that the recorded deaths have risen to 2,158.

This means that the number of fatalities has more than doubled since Thursday, March 12th, 2020.

Italian Civil Protection Department on Monday said confirmed cases also continues to rise.

The European nation now has 27,980 infections, compared to 15,113 just four days ago.

The Italian government has effected a near-total lockdown and approved €25 billion for emergency measures, including incentives for workers and babysitting vouchers for parents.

Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, last December. It has spread to 150 countries and territories.

The World Health Organization (WHO) puts the global pandemic cases at about 165,000 and death toll nearly 6,500.

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