中文|한국어|日本語
News Hotline:0531-85876663
点击这里给我发消息
HomePhotoscontent

Over 20,000 test positive for coronavirus in Italy, 368 new deaths

2020/3/16 10:06:05   source:Xinhua

A staff member hands out disposable gloves to customers at a supermarket in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

20,603 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 1,809 have died since the epidemic first broke out in northern Italy on Feb. 21.

ROME, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The coronavirus epidemic claimed 368 lives in locked down Italy on Sunday, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.

Speaking at a nightly televised press conference, Civil Protection Department chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that 20,603 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and 1,809 have died since the epidemic first broke out in northern Italy on Feb. 21.

The numbers are up from an official tally on Saturday evening of 17,750 people infected, 1,441 dead, and 1,966 recovered.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,335 patients have recovered, said Borrelli, who is also the national commissioner in charge of the coronavirus emergency.

Photo taken on March 14, 2020 shows the closed Villa Ada park in Rome, Italy. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

People stand on the balcony of a building in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

Police officers are seen in a street in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

A jogger wearing mask is seen in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

People wait to shop in front of a supermarket in Rome, Italy, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Yongqiu)

Related Stories

Photos

Sponsor:Information Office of Shandong Provincial People’s Government