Italy reports 196 additional deaths in last 24 hours

The country, which has shut down most businesses and confined 60 million residents to their homes, has reported more than 460 fatalities since Monday.
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Transcript for Italy reports 196 additional deaths in last 24 hours
This is a live look at the Johns Hopkins tracking site. The most active hot spot right now is in Italy. James Longman with the story, authorities warning that officials around the world should take note. Reporter: Tonight, even more sacrifice for a country that's already lost so much. Italy shutting down most businesses. 60 million citizens confined to their homes as much as possible. The prime minister announcing only pharmacies, banks, and supermarkets can stay open, urging people to change habits in order to beat the virus. 196 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Over 460 fatalites since Monday. Dr. Giacomo graselli is on the front lines. It happened to us like a bomb, it exploded and all of a sudden you are overwhelmed by the patients. Reporter: The country is entering its third day of a national lockdown and health experts there are warning the U.S. It will be a tsunami, it will be eating all the country unless you take immediate action. Otherwise it will be too little and too late. Reporter: Italian authorities announcing 10,000 desperately needed ventilators and 2 million masks are being shipped in from China. The virus is slowing in Asia but has since hit at least 114 countries. In Germany, the chancellor warning up to 70% of the population could be infected. James Longman joining us from self-quarantine in London. He was asked by authorities to quarantine after returning from Italy. Back in the U.S., people coming back are telling several outlets they haven't been checked at all. Very different from what happened to you in London. Reporter: Yeah, David. Sounds like a very different scenario. We were met off the plane by officials who handed us forms with the latest government advice. Anyone returning from Italy since March 9th needs to stay indoors.

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