- The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy has risen to the highest in the world
- The European country recorded 969 deaths on Friday, March 27
- According to world statistics, this is the worst since the virus started in 2019
As the current epicentre of coronavirus in Europe, Italy on Friday, March 27, recorded 969 deaths from the global disease.
This is so far the worst daily record of victims of the pandemic since its outbreak in Wuhan city of China back in 2019, Aljazeera reports.
However, with almost 86,500 confirmed cases in the nation, the rate of infection has declined from 8% to 7.4%.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the US had more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than any country in the world, surpassing China, where the pandemic began.
There were more than 85,000 cases in America and nearly 1,300 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. China was second with 81,285 cases, and Italy was third with 80,539 cases.
Experts in America say this was just the beginning as the numbers might rise further.
Research on Thursday, March 26 estimated Covid-19-related deaths in the U.S could top 80,000 over the coming four months.
As many as 2,300 patients could be dying every day by April, according to the study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.
Vice-President Mike Pence at a recent news conference said coronavirus tests were now available in all 50 states and more than 552,000 tests had been conducted nationwide.
Over 120,000 people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19, while more than 23,000 people have died.
President Donald Trump and the US Senate leaders had reached a 'bipartisan agreement' on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill for Americans.
The relief package would see people making up to $75,000 a year receiving checks of $1,200, while couples receiving up to $150,000 salaries will receive $2,400.
The bill would also mark out $100billion in assistance funds for hospitals and $350 billion in assistance to small businesses.
In a related development, President Trump's approval numbers were still high as he dealt with the coronavirus outbreak, according to the latest Gallup poll.
The poll showed 60 per cent of Americans approved of the president's handling of his actions to combat the virus.
That included 94 per cent of Republicans and 60 per cent of Independents, while just 27 per cent of Democrats approved of the president's handling of the outbreak.
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