Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 743 in a day, lifting total death toll to 6,820

Reuters |
Published: 03.24.20 , 19:20
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has grown by 743 to 6,820, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, reversing a decline in fatalities seen over the last two days.
On Monday 602 people died. That followed 650 deaths on Sunday and 793 on Saturday - the highest daily figure since the contagion came to light on Feb. 21.
The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose to 69,176 from a previous 63,927, an increase of 8.2%, in line with Monday's growth rate, the Civil Protection Agency said.