Italy Coronavirus Death Toll Overtakes China: Live Updates

Thursday, March 19, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 03/19/2020

Summary:

Coronavirus death toll in Italy surpasses China
Mnuchin says wants to get checks in Americans’ hands within 3 weeks
BoE cuts rates, launches QE after ’emergency’ meeting
Confirmed cases in the US climbs ~50% as testing ramps up
Connecticut reports 2nd death as US death toll hits 137
Cuomo reports nearly 2k new cases, bringing NY total north of 4k
Minnesota designates grocery workers as ‘essential employees’, giving them access to child care
Total number of Covid-19 cases passes 10k
Cuomo signs NY unemployment-benefit expansion benefit package, warns of ‘astronomical jump’ in cases
China reports zero new cases in Wuhan for first time in months.
Treasury weighing 50- and 25-year bonds to finance stimulus package
South Africa case total passes 150
India halts incoming international flights for a week
Hong Kong doctors find virus inside 2nd dog
Spain total cases climb 28% overnight
Italian death toll expected to pass China’s on Thursday
Pentagon says 2,000 nat’l guardsman deployed around the country
NY implements 90-day delay on mortgage payments due to hardship
FedEx says drop in deliveries in China was smaller than expected
Trump and Xi reportedly agree to deepen medical research ties
State Department advises Americans not to travel abroad
UK gov’t denies plans for London lockdown
Amazon closes warehouse for ‘deep clean’ after worker tests positive
Germany death toll climbs to 43
Treatment trial in Wuhan yields disappointing results
Germany’s Bafin bans short selling
Russia reports first death
SPR to buy 30 million barrels immediately, will eventually buy 70 million
Wuhan police erase record of ‘admonition’ delivered to Dr. Li Wenliang
German gov plans to suspend debt brake on Monday
Netherlands reports another jump in cases after unveiling stimulus package outline
Switzerland warns situation rapidly deteriorating along the Italian border
Tiffany closes all US stores
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Update (1315ET): Italy just published updated coronavirus case data for the last 24 hours, and just as expected, the death toll from the outbreak in the Italy, with a population of just 60.5 million, has surpassed the death toll from the outbreak in China, a country whose population is more than 20x Italy’s.

ITALY DEATH TOLL FROM CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK RISES 427 TO 3,405, OVERTAKING CHINESE DEATH TOLL – OFFICIAL TOTAL
NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IN ITALY RISES TO 41,035 FROM 35,713 ON WEDNESDAY – OFFICIAL
The number of confirmed cases in Italy is roughly half that of China, which reported zero new cases in Wuhan – the epicenter of the global pandemic – yesterday.

Update (1208ET): A stunning video that has been making the rounds on social media – and has now been picked up by the BBC – shows the Italian Army helping to move coffins to cemeteries and morgues as Italy’s death toll is on track to pass China’s.

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