More than 1,000 people diagnosed with coronavirus in Italy

More than 1,000 people diagnosed with coronavirus in Italy

Italy’s known coronavirus infections surpassed 1,000 on Saturday, skyrocketing from nearly zero in just over a week, the nation’s emergency chief Angelo Borrelli said, Bloomberg reports.

The total number of infections is 1,128, with 29 possible virus-linked deaths, the Italian Civil Protection official said at a Rome news conference. A day earlier, the total was 888, including 821 current infections, 46 recoveries and 21 dead.

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