Tents outside a hospital in Brescia, Italy,
Tents outside a hospital in Brescia, Italy, are setup to provide testing for the coronavirus on Monday, March 16, 2020. Image Credit: NYT

Rome: Italy on Monday reported 349 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking its total since last month to 2,158, the most after China.

The number of official COVID-19 fatalities has more than doubled since Thursday, when Italy's toll topped 1,000 for the first time. Italy now has 27,980 infections, compared to 15,113 four days ago.