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Italy Covid-19 deaths rise by 756, lifting total death toll to 10,779

  • Published at 11:31 pm March 29th, 2020
CORONAVIRUS-ITALY-REUTERS
A priest leads a mass as he stands on the roof of the Santa Maria della Salute church, as Italy struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Naples, Italy on Sunday, March 29, 2020 Reuters

The number of fatalities is by far the highest of any country in the world

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Italy climbed by 756 to 10,779, the Civil Protection Agency said on Sunday, the second successive fall in the daily rate.

The number of fatalities, by far the highest of any country in the world, account for more than a third of all deaths from the infectious virus worldwide.

Italy's largest daily toll was registered on Friday, when 919 people died. There were 889 deaths on Saturday.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Italy rose on Sunday to 97,689 from a previous 92,472, the lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday.

Of those infected nationwide, 13,030 had fully recovered on Sunday, compared to 12,384 the day before. There were 3,906 people in intensive care, up from the previous 3,856.

Lombardy, the hardest hit Italian region, reported a rise in deaths of around 416 on Sunday.

More than 662,700 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 30,751 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

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