Italy suffers record deaths; US case crosses 100,000 as death toll reaches 27,370


Italy reported almost 1,000 deaths on Friday — the worst death toll from the coronavirus anywhere around the world and the number of infections reached 104,256 in the United States as the death toll from the virus climbed to 27,370 globally with 597, 458 infections.

With record new deaths, Italy’s death toll has reached 9,134. Spain also reported its deadliest day as the number of deaths from the virus in the country has reached 5,138. France is another worst-hit region in Europe with 1,995 deaths and 32,964 confirmed cases. Germany has recorded 351 deaths and 50,871 infections. Europe alone has now more than 300,000 cases.

In the US, the deaths toll from the virus climbed to 1,704 as President Donald Trump also signed the largest stimulus package in US history, worth $2 trillion.

In West Asia, Iran’s death toll is more than the US, with 2,378 deaths and 32,332 infections.

60 percent of the world’s country is under lockdown due to the virus while 80 countries have already requested emergency aid from the International Monetary Fund.

(With inputs from agencies)