With 427 deaths in the past 24 hours, the total number of deaths from the corona pandemic is greater in Italy than in China.
Italy is now the country with the most recorded deaths due to the coronavirus.
In the last 24 hours, 427 new deaths have been recorded in Italy, giving a total of 3405 corona-related deaths.
It shows the latest figures published by Italian authorities on Thursday, AFP and Reuters news agencies write.
In China, there are officially 3245 dead as a result of the pandemic.
Around 2500 seriously ill patients are currently in the Italian intensive care unit.
Northern Italy hardest hit
The outbreak of the coronavirus was detected in China shortly before New Year.
The city of Wuhan in Hubei Province has been the epicenter of the virus, which has subsequently spread to the rest of the world. The virus is believed to originate from an animal market.
In Italy, the northern part of the country is particularly hard hit.
Here the situation is so serious now that the military has to move the dead with military vehicles .
In Bergamo alone, 93 people lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus on Wednesday, Corriere della Sera newspaper said .
At the same time, the crematoriums in the northern Italian city are being pushed to the extreme and have to run 24 hours in order to keep up.
The Italian government has since March 10 imposed a curfew across the country in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
At the same time, most Italian businesses and shops are closed, and all national sporting events are canceled until April 3.
However, this period may be extended, says Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
153 admitted to Denmark
In Denmark, six people have so far been registered dead as a result of the coronavirus.
The latest figures from Thursday morning show that 153 are hospitalized, of which 30 are in intensive care units and 27 are in respirators.
More than 9,000 have been tested for coronavirus at home, and a total of 1151 people have been confirmed to be infected with coronavirus according to the National Board of Health.
However, in relation to the number of people infected, a considerable darkness must be counted, as not all with symptoms are tested.