Italy has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus so far. Throughout the world, more people have been killed by COVID19 in Italy.
Italy’s death toll is now the highest in the world at 10,023. Fatalities passed the grim milestone on Saturday, with an increase of 889 since the last figures were released on Friday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Agency.
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With 92,472 confirmed cases, Italy appears to have the highest death rate on the planet. Compare it to China, the epicenter of the pandemic, which has a roughly similar number of confirmed cases at 81,997, but under a third as many deaths, at 3,299, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Indeed Italy now has the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the world after the United States, which stands at 105,470 But the US has a fraction of the deaths, at just over 1,700.
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