8,215 people died from corona virus infection in Italy. Italy is currently the country with the most deaths due to Covid-19 in the world.
Officials in Italy reported 662 deaths and 6,153 new infections there on March 26, bringing the total number of virus infections to 80,539 and the total number of deaths of 8,215, according to AFP.
The huge number of victims forced the city of Bergamo, the most heavily affected area in Italy, to send more bodies to cremated, less-pressure crematoriums in nearby towns. Six military trucks transported the coffin out of a Bergamo cemetery on March 26.
“The large number of victims caused the cremation of Bergamo cremation,” said the mayor of Giorgio Gori.
The mayor said the city also received 113 urns of the ashes of bodies that were sent to cremation earlier this week. The bodies in the city with a population of about 120,000 are piling up. A warehouse in the commune of Ponte San Pietro in the western suburbs of Bergamo, was used to store 35 wooden coffins on March 26 for cremation at a later date.
Latest Italian data show that the main victims of Covid-19 are elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Data on the first 5,542 deaths showed that 98.6% of the victims had at least 1 underlying disease. More than half of the victims had three or more other health problems when they died. Only 29.1% of the victims were women. This disparity also happens elsewhere and confuses doctors around the world.
The death rate among Covid-19 confirmed cases in Italy is 10.1%, much higher than that of countries that perform large-scale tests like South Korea.
The number of coronary deaths worldwide has surpassed 23,700 cases, according to statistics from John Hopkins University. Italy is the place with the most deaths, followed by Spain and China.
The number of confirmed cases globally also exceeds 520,000. Notably, the United States has emerged as the leading country with the largest number of cases in the world, 82,404 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.