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Italy records 743 coronavirus deaths, surging to break two-day trend

Italy reported a sharp rise in its coronavirus death toll Tuesday, with 743 more victims, breaking a two-day trend that had fuelled hopes the epidemic may be on the wane.

AFP  |  Rome 

Italy has the world's largest outbreak of the coronavirus after China.
Italy has the world's largest outbreak of the coronavirus after China.

Italy reported a sharp rise in its death toll Tuesday, with 743 more victims, breaking a two-day trend that had fuelled hopes the epidemic may be on the wane.

The daily toll was the second highest recorded in Italy since the crisis began, but the civil protection agency said that while the number of new cases was up on Monday's figure, the infection rate was slowing.

First Published: Tue, March 24 2020. 23:02 IST
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