Coronavirus Outbreak: Italy sees rise in toll by 662 in 24 hours, taking total number of deaths to 8,165

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy rose to 80,539 from a previous 74,386, the Civil Protection Agency said — the highest number of new cases since 21 March.

Reuters March 27, 2020 11:32:30 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italy sees rise in toll by 662 in 24 hours, taking total number of deaths to 8,165

Rome: The toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 662 to 8,165, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday.

However, there appeared to be an error in the agency’s data because it reported no deaths on Thursday in the third-worst-affected region, Piedmont, which would be unprecedented in recent days.

Separately, Piedmont authorities said their toll had risen by 50 in the last 24 hours.

On Wednesday 683 people died. That followed 743 deaths on Tuesday, 602 on Monday, 650 on Sunday and a record of 793 on Saturday — the highest daily figure since the contagion came to light on 21 February.

The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose to 80,539 from a previous 74,386, the Civil Protection Agency said — the highest number of new cases since 21 March.

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Of those originally infected nationwide, 10,361 had fully recovered on Thursday compared to 9,362 the day before. There were 3,612 people in intensive care against a previous 3,489.

The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy reported a steep rise in fatalities compared with the day before and remains in a critical situation, with a total of 4,861 deaths and 34,889 cases.

That compared with 4,474 deaths and 32,346 cases reported up to Wednesday.

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