Italian coronavirus deaths jump, dashing hopes that worst was over

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Rome: The Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus deaths in Italy has risen in the past 24 hours, raising hopes that the epidemic in the world’s hardest-hit country will abate, but hopes the first two days After an increase it decreased.

The death toll rose 743 on Tuesday, the second-highest daily record since the outbreak in the northern region on February 21, and soared from 602 on Monday.

Italy dies more than any other country, and the latest data show that 6,820 people died from an infection in less than a month. The total number of confirmed cases on Tuesday reached 69,176, but Italy only tested people with severe symptoms, and the director of the Civil Defense Agency said the actual number of people infected could be 10 times higher.

“A ratio of one certified case out of every 10 is credible,” Angelo Borrelli told¬†La Repubblica¬†newspaper, indicating he believed some 700,000 people could have been infected.

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