Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. There have been 3,245 reported deaths in China, but there have been questions over the reliability of its data. A lockdown imposed on 12 March in Italy has been extended beyond the original 25 March end date. Nearly all Italians have been told to stay at home.
Younger Adults Make Up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S. New C.D.C. data shows that nearly 40 percent of patients sick enough to be hospitalized were age 20 to 54. But the risk of dying was significantly higher in older people. American adults of all ages — not just those in their 70s, 80s and 90s — are being seriously sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report on nearly 2,500 of the first recorded cases in the United States.
Canada’s Alberta reports province’s 1st COVID-19 death, officials working on a plan to enforce new rules. A man in his 60s from the Edmonton zone has become Alberta’s first fatal COVID-19case, the province’s chief medical officer of health said Thursday. The man had underlying health conditions, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said at a news conference to update Albertans on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the province. She added that the man’s case does not appear to be travel-related and it’s believed he acquired the illness in the community.
Coronavirus: Air Canada suspends 2 routes at YLW because of COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Air Canada announced that the Kelowna to Edmonton flight and the Kelowna to Toronto flight will undergo temporary suspensions, both from March 23 to April 30.
Sources: New York Times, BBC and Global News