Coronavirus: deaths rise by 760 - English

Nellie Chapman
April 3, 2020

Another 837 people died, bringing Italy's toll to 12,428, the highest in the world.

"Unfortunately they will", he replied.

In total 13.915 persons with coronasmitte now dead in Italy, which is one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic.

Among the 727 people who have died in Italy in the last 24 hours, 394 of them were from Lombardy - Italy's worst-infected region with the coronavirus, as well as the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe.

Italy's death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus could be much higher than previously reported, according to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal published Wednesday.

It said 18,728 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Italy, 1,431 more than Wednesday.

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The death toll as of Tuesday had reached 12,428, and the total number of cases stands at nearly 106,000.

All of the data above was provided by Civil Protection during a press conference this evening.

During a minute of silence commemorating COVID-19 victims, flags fly at half-staff Tuesday at Rome's monument to the unknown soldier. The business closures and a ban on public gatherings are all set to expire on April 3.

About 77,635 patients are now infected, showing an increase of 2,107 new cases on Tuesday.

The people of Italy have been under lockdown for three weeks, with most shops, bars and restaurants shut and people restricted from stepping out of their house for all but non-essential needs. Not all the doctors were tested before the death but is assumed that their death is possibly due to the unsafe outbreak.

"We report deaths that are signaled with a positive swab".

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