Number of Corona virus cases in Italy exceeds that of China

 Italy has more Coronavirus cases than China according to a database from John Hopkins University monitoring  worldwide infections.

As of this morning,  the country had nearly 86,500 Covid-19 cases passing China,  which had roughly 82,000 according to the database. This makes Italy the country with the highest number of confirmed cases,  after the U.S which has more than 104,000. The quick spread of the virus affected Italy greatly having nearly a quarter of the population above age 65,the most vulnerable population. 

Till date,  more than 9,000 Italians have died in the pandemic. On Friday, Italian health officials reported 919 deaths from COVID-19, the largest to be recorded in a day by any country.