MADRID — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 227,000 people and killed more than 9,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 84,500 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Italy passes China for most coronavirus-related deaths. —UN Secretary-General: World “is at war with a virus.” —Queen Elizabeth II urging British people to “work as one” to defeat virus. ——— ROME — Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections. Overall, China on Thursday counted 3,249 dead, 156 fewer than Italy, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus map. Both Italy’s death toll and its new infections shot up again, adding 427 more dead and 5,322 more infections. Overall, Italy has recorded 41,035 infections, more than half of the world’s positive cases. Italy’s health care system has been overwhelmed by the virus, and on Thursday a visiting Chinese Red Cross team


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