Italy surpasses China with most coronavirus deaths

(Photo: Sky News)

With 3,405 coronavirus related deaths, Italy has now surpassed China as the country with the highest death toll.

There were reportedly 3,245 deaths in China, and the country has been quite successful in reducing its spread.

On Wednesday, Italy recorded 475 deaths from coronavirus, and the last 24 hours, there were 427 deaths.

A lockdown imposed on 12 March in Italy has been extended beyond the original 25 March end date. Nearly all Italians have been told to stay at home.