Virus marches on in Italy, Iran as medical supplies dwindle

Iran refuses U.S. assistance
APTOPIX Italy Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 07:11:30-04

SOAVE, Italy - Italy, Iran and the United States reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marched relentlessly across the globe.

The rising cases have prompted a scramble in hard-hit regions to set up more hospital beds and replenish the dwindling medical supplies needed to keep health workers safe.

Italy announced its biggest day-to-day increase of infections, rising to an overall death toll of more than 4,825, more than China. In the U.S., where multiple states have ordered residents to stay indoors, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the government is “literally scouring the globe looking for medical supplies.”

Iran refused U.S. assistance in the fight against the outbreak. And Britain's prime minister is urging to forego family visits on Mother's Day.