Italy records 837 new deaths on Tuesday
Published : Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 at 11:15 PM Count : 373
The death toll from coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 837 to 12,428, the Civil Protection Agency said, with the daily tally rising, albeit slightly, for a second day running.
The number of new cases was broadly steady, growing by 4,053 against 4,050 on Monday, and bringing total infections since the outbreak came to light on February 21 to 1,05,792.
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, the epicentre of Italy's contagion, has risen by around 381 in a day to some 7,199, a source familiar with the data told Reuters news agency.
The daily deaths were down sharply from Monday's tally of 458 and marked the lowest daily toll since March 25.
The number of cases in the region, which includes the country's financial capital Milan, increased by some 1,047 to around 43,208, the source said.