ROME (Reuters) – The death toll from the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy has increased by 743 to 6,820, the head of the agency said on Tuesday, reversing the drop in deaths in the past two days.
602 people died on Monday. This was followed by 650 deaths on Sunday and 793 on Saturday – the highest daily number since infection on February 21.
The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose from 63,927 to 69,176, which corresponds to an increase of 8.2%, which corresponds to the growth rate from Monday, the civil protection agency said.
Of the originally nationwide infected, 8,326 had completely recovered on Tuesday, compared to 7,432 the day before. There were 3,396 people in intensive care compared to 3,204.
The most affected northern region of Lombardy was still in critical condition with a total of 4,178 deaths and 30,703 cases. This compared to 3,776 deaths and 28,761 cases reported until Monday.
Reporting by Crispian Balmer, editor of Gavin Jones