Italy Records 627 COVID-19 Deaths In A Day To Take Death Toll To 4,032

Juan Carlos Carvallo
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Officials say the death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 627 to 4,032, on Friday – an increase of 18.4 per cent, which is by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.   On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register most deaths from the highly contagious respiratory disease.   The Civil Protection Agency said the total number of cases in Italy rose to 47,021 from a previous 41,035.   In its most complete analysis of the outbreak yet published, the National Health Institute said the average age of those who died was 78.5 years, with the youngest victim aged 31 and the oldest 103.    The median age was 80.   US    Meanwhile, the US has suspended all non-essential traffic across its borders with both Mexico and Canada as it battles to control the coronavirus outbreak.   The curbs will go into effect at midnight tomorrow but will not affect trade.   Meanwhile New York State order has told non-essential businesses to close, a day after a similar move by California.   Countries around the world are stepping up restrictions to combat the virus.   The virus has claimed more than 220 lives in the US and infected more than 16,000 people.   UK   UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the closure of  cafes, pubs and restaurants, except for take-away food, to tackle coronavirus.   All the UK’s nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres have also been told to close as soon as they reasonably can.   Mr Johnson said the situation will be reviewed each month.   The chancellor has said the government will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not working, up to £2,500 a month.