Italy records highest COVID-19 toll in one day with 627 deaths;

Coronavirus outbreak Updates: Italy records highest COVID-19 toll in one day with 627 deaths;

Italy has recorded its highest day-to-day- rise in the number of deaths of persons infected with COVID-19.

Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli announced Friday there were 627 new deaths. The number of new cases also shot staggeringly higher: 5,986 cases.

That brings the official total of new deaths overall to 4,032 and of cases to 47,021.

WHO to young people: ‘You are not invincible’

The World Health Organisation on Friday warned young people to not be complacent about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Today, I have a message for young people: You are not invincible. This coronavirus could put you in hospital for weeks, or even kill you. Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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