Coronavirus: Italy’s dead overwhelm morgues as toll tops 8,000 squib

An overwhelmed Italian city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday sent more of its dead to nearby towns for cremation as the country’s world-leading toll topped 8,000.Officials in Rome reported 662 new deaths and 6,153 infections – largely in line with the figures reported throughout the week. The number of cases increased by 4,492, a slight uptick after four consecutive days in which new cases had decreased. Overall infections, including deaths and recoveries, have risen to 80…
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