Coronavirus: Italy records 368 deaths in a day, toll rises to 1,809

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The number of infections has reached 24,747

Italy on Sunday recorded 368 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, its highest one-day increase to date, taking the total to 1,809, the most outside China, official data showed.

The number of infections has reached 24,747, a count released to the media by Italy’s civil protection service said.

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The northern Lombardy region around Milan remained the European epicentre of the pandemic, officially reporting 1,218 deaths, or 67% of the Italian total.

But Sunday also saw the number of deaths in the south-eastern Puglia region around the city of Bari double from 8 to 16.

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The Lazio region that includes the Italian capital Rome has officially recorded 16 deaths in all – up from 13 on Saturday – and 436 infections.