Italy health care on brink of collapse as patients flood hospitals

Italy could surpass China with hundreds of people dying per day and medical personnel, who account for over 2,300 cases alone, are without enough protective gear like masks and gloves.
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Now to Italy where the health care system is on the brink of collapse with surging coronavirus cases. More than 31 people diagnosed with the virus. The death toll now over 2,500. Almost 350 of those in just the past day. Maggie Rulli joins us with more. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Michael, good morning. Those numbers out of Italy are absolutely staggering. Hundreds of people are dieing in that country every single day, and the death toll could soon surpass China in a matter of days. The fact that China has about 1.4 billion people, and Italy just 60 million. That's how staggering these numbers are. Doctors and nurses say they're struggling to have supplies. They're desperate for things like life-saving ventilators, and the pope came out with an emotional interview and pleaded with people to thank doctors and nurses helping save the country. Now we're going to take a

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