A total of 427 deaths were registered in Italy over the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide tally to 3 405 since the outbreak surfaced on 21 February.

China has recorded 3 245 deaths since early January.

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Globally, over 10 000 people have died as a result of the virus and there are over 240 000 infections.

In SA, 150 infections have been reported.

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