BREAKING: Italy’s Coronavirus death toll has jumped from five to 34 as the virus cripples the north region

Case numbers also soared to almost 1,700 today after officials announced roughly 500 more positive tests this evening.

The outbreak is one of the largest outside of mainland China and is steadily seeping out across the continent, despite the virus-hit hotbeds of Lombardy and Veneto on lock-down.

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