Italy's Covid-19 death toll overtakes China

People enjoy the good weather in a park in downtown Rome, Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020. Following the coronavirus outbreak Italy has asked people to maintain a one-meter (three-foot) distance from strangers in public, to refrain from unnecessary travel and to avoid gatherings. Schools are shut down through March 15 nationwide and remote working has been advocated. While museums, which had been closed in the north, reopened with the one-meter rule being enforced, cinemas and theaters remain closed in northern Italy. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

The Covid-19 has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, including China where the virus originated.

Deaths in Italy rose by 427 in a day and now stands at 3,405, which is more than the figure in China.

Although questions surround the figure for China, the country has 3,245 reported deaths and was praised by WHO for how it tackled the outbreak.

A lockdown imposed on March 12, in Italy has been extended beyond the original March 25 end date. Nearly all Italians have been told to stay at home.

Despite these measures, the number of new cases and deaths are continuing to spiral, showing just how fast the virus can spread if instructions of authorities are not followed.

There have been 220,000 cases of the virus worldwide with more than 9,000 deaths.