Italy surpasses 1 million COVID-19 infections

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Italy, one of the European countries hit hardest by COVID-19, surpassed the one-million infections mark on Wednesday, leapfrogging Mexico to become one of the top 10 worst-affected countries globally, according to a Reuters tally.

The Italian health ministry said the country had registered 32,961 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking its total tally since the contagion first struck in February to 1.028 million.

The Reuters tally showed that top 10 countries accounted for over two-thirds of all the global coronavirus cases. The United States leads the list, which includes four other European countries besides Italy – Russia, France, Spain and Britain.

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