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US News Coronavirus: The death toll in Italy drops to 10,779 dead, nearly 100,000 infected

20:25  29 march  2020
20:25  29 march  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-ITALY: Coronavirus: The death toll in Italy drops to 10,779 dead, nearly 100,000 infected

CORONAVIRUS: LE BILAN EN ITALIE PASSE À 10.779 MORTS, PRÈS DE 100.000 CONTAMINÉS © Reuters / Ciro De Luca CORONAVIRUS: THE BALANCE SHEET IN ITALY RISES TO 10,779 DEAD, NEARLY 100,000 CONTAMINATED

ROME (Reuters) - The death toll of the coronavirus epidemic in Italy amounted to 10,779 dead, 756 more than the previous day, the Agency announced on Sunday. civil protection.

This is the second consecutive drop in the daily death toll after the record 919 deaths reported on Friday, then 889 on Saturday.

The number of people infected now stands at 97,689 in the country, the most affected in Europe, against 92,472 previously. This represents the smallest gain in a day since Wednesday.

Out of all those infected, 13,030 were completely healed on Sunday, compared with 12,384 on Saturday. Some 3,906 people are in intensive care, compared to 3,856 the day before.

(Giulia Segreti; French version Bertrand Boucey)

Coronavirus: why is the toll so heavy in Italy? .
© Provided by Le Point The world record of deaths linked to the coronavirus held by Italy, the first European focus of the pandemic, is explained by several factors, according to scientists: average high age in the country, health organization , method of counting contaminated and deceased people.

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