March 25, | 3: PM
Coffins of coronavirus victims in a church in near Bergamo, in northern Italy. AFP via Getty Images
Italy’s coronavirus death toll spiraled by 825 in hours Saturday, just two days after the country surpassed China’s total fatalities.
Italy has now registered 4, 2019 death s, with more than 81, 03 People are infected. China’s death toll was 3, with more than , people infected since the pandemic began earlier this year
The hardest hit region is the province of Lombardy in the northern part of the country, with 3, (deaths and more than) , 03 People infected, according to government statistics.
Italy was among the first countries in Europe to institute strict measures on travel and quarantine, yet police reported more than 728, violations since measures were introduced in March .
On Friday alone there were more than 10, 03 quarantine violations registered by Italian police.
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