World Italy COVID-19 deaths increase by 793 in a day

23:05  21 march  2020
23:05  21 march  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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ROME (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 793 to 4,825, officials said on Saturday, an increase of 19 .6% -- by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.

Italy announces 627 more coronavirus deaths , the biggest day -to- day increase in the country’s four-week Italy recorded the world's highest death toll in a day from the new coronavirus on Friday Italy has surpassed China as having the most deaths related to Covid - 19 , the deadly disease caused

The death toll from COVID-19 in Italy has risen to 4,825 after the biggest hike in the number of deaths in the country in 24 hours.

On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register the most deaths from coronavirus.

Italian officials on Sunday said the 793 people died of the virus within 24 hours.

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