Italy Coronavirus Deaths Up 743 Tuesday, After Two Days Of Declines

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Hospital workers wearing protective mask and gear work in a patients' triage tent at a temporary emergency structure in Italy's Lombardy. | AFP

Angelo Borrelli, the head of the Civil Protection Agency, told La Repubblica newspaper: "A ratio of one certified case out of every 10 is credible".

The Mediterranean country has seen the number of daily fatalities come down from a world record 793 on Saturday to 651 on Sunday and 601 yesterday.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 6,820 lives in locked down Italy as of Tuesday with the cumulative total number reaching 69,176, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

Giorgio Gori, Mayor of Bergamo, the city where the most coronavirus cases and epidemic death occurred in Italy, made a statement and said that the number of people who died due to the epidemic could be 4 times the official figures.

Italy has suffered the world's deadliest outbreak of the respiratory pandemic, with 62 percent of the fatalities registered in Lombardy, the country's most populous and wealthy region. On Thursday, the nation officially surpassed China for the most deaths related to COVID-19, and as of Tuesday, they have almost double the death toll - 6,077 in Italy, and 3,277 in China.

A government decree signed on Sunday said all but "essential" businesses must close until April 3 and set out a long list of exceptions deemed vital to keep Italy's supply chain running.

Nearly 64,000 people have been infected so far in Italy.

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"We are facing an invisible enemy, which has divided families and forced us to limit our movements", Conte said, adding: "This is an economic, sanitary and social challenge, and involves all of us".

Medical staff collect a patient from an ambulance at the second Covid-19 hospital in the Columbus unit on March 17, 2020, in Rome, Italy.

"Basically we have to test more, and people know it by now".

They preside over funerals, comfort the sick, and are often themselves elderly: in the coronavirus crisis in Italy, priests are paying a heavy price.

The variety of circumstances in the area, which incorporates Italy's monetary capital Milan, elevated by some 2,543 to roughly 34,890, the source mentioned.

"The measures we took two weeks ago are starting to have an effect", Borrelli said on Tuesday, The Local reported. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has told the nation he is tightening the lockdown to fight the rampaging spread of coronavirus.

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