Death toll in Italy tops 8000, highest in the world
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Death toll in Italy tops 8000, highest in the world

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Casualties in Italy continue to rise with the country reporting as many as 662 deaths on Thursday, pushing its Covid-19 death toll to 8,165, the highest in the world.

As of March 26, Italy has 80,539 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. The shocking fact is that the deathtoll is not dropping despite a two weeks of lockdown. .

Until we see this damn rate drop, we will have to continue making very hard sacrifices,” deputy civil protection service chief Agostino Miozzo said in reference to the ever-tightening containment measures.

The endless flood of victims forced the city of Bergamo at Italy’s northern epicentre of the pandemic to send still more bodies to less burdened crematoriums in neighbouring towns.

An AFP photographer saw six camouflage green army trucks transporting coffins out of a Bergamo cemetery on Thursday.

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