VIDEO. Coronavirus in Italy: Bergamo counts its dead

The province of Bergamo is one of the regions most affected by the coronavirus epidemic in Italy. Hospital structures and carers are overwhelmed by extreme cases, and the number of deaths has increased considerably in recent days.

A video made in a church in Bergamo shows an impressive grouping of coffins, awaiting a blessing, before being buried. Another indicator of the drama that is happening in this city in the north of the country, the edition of Eco di Bergamo on Sunday March 15 had 10 pages of obituaries … Against 2 to 3 usually in this local newspaper.

The area is not one of the first outbreaks detected in Italy at the end of February, but today it is the one with the most cases of Covid-19: 3,416, of the 24,000 in the country, were identified in Sunday evening March 15, according to figures published by civil protection.

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