On March 19, Italy recorded a record 4,207 cases and 475 deaths- the largest number of deaths that none of the affected countries, even China, have reported.

The previous record of 368 deaths was also in Italy. These horrifying numbers have dashed the hopes of the masses that the quarantine measure will be able to bring down the rate of infections. What’s more is that China, the epicenter of the pandemic, recorded no new infections on the same day. 

Sky News has shared a shocking report, containing a shocking video of coronavirus patients struggling to breathe as doctors confess how all their efforts 'are not enough' as the country's death toll hit 3,405, crossing the number of deaths in China. The nation has recorded a total of 41,035 infections.

The video contained the somber yet hectic atmosphere in the Papa Giovanni XXII hospital in Lombardy, where doctors are valiantly trying to save the ailing patients, even as the number of cases crosses what the hospital and staff are equipped to handle. As ICUs and emergency wards have filled up, patients in gurneys and fitted with tubes, breathing pumps, and heart monitors, are being kept in the visiting area. 

“I have never felt so stressed in my life. I'm an intensivist, and I am quite used to intense moments, and the choices, and people are critical and die without any treatment, and you [usually] make the difference. But when you are at this point you realize that you are not enough. We are 100 anesthetists, we are doing our best, but maybe it's not enough,” said Dr. Lorenzo Grazioli at the hospital. 

Military trucks have been deployed across Italy to transport victims' coffins to other neighboring provinces as even cemeteries are overwhelmed by the number of bodies in a single day. A picture of the fleet of army trucks bringing dead bodies out of Bergamo is being called by Italians as  

“I'm worried about the possibility they could succumb physically and psychologically because if they were to succumb, it would really be a disaster,” cemetery director Angeloni told Italian “one of the saddest photos in the history of our country.”

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Italy Health workers help the relatives of prisoners outside the Rebibbia prison, on March 9, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Six inmates have died as violent protests broke out in 27 Italian prisons. Relatives of prisoners have protested over new containment measures of the coronavirus emergency after the government decided to restrict visitation. The number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease in Italy has jumped up to at least 6,387, while the death toll has surpassed 366. Antonio Masiello/Getty Images