Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 812, number of new cases falls sharply

Coronavirus Italy’s Death Toll Exceeds 11,000 812 Die in 24 Hours				1,372		
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Italy registered 760 deaths from coronavirus today, 33 more than on Wednesday, bringing the total to 13,915.

"And even within Italy, the testing procedure and statistical accounting vary from region to region", said Foresti.

Talking about the medical supplies, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Wednesday that the country has received 30 million coronavirus face masks from overseas and 22 million from China alone. "People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited". Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have been infected and tens of thousands have died. By comparison, 86 of the town's residents died over the entire year of 2019.

"We can't give up or the epidemic can start again", he said.

The government may extend restrictions through the May 1 holiday weekend, with a gradual opening of the country from May 4, Italian newspapers including La Stampa reported earlier on Tuesday. "It's a hard truth to accept".

Italy has 105,792 total cases, the most after the US, and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is preparing an unprecedented emergency handout for workers trapped in Italy's underground economy, as his government seeks to stave off social unrest. Bergamo mayor Giorgio Gori told the Journal he estimates that one-third of the city's 120,000 people have been infected.

Italy had 110,574 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 13,155 deaths as of Thursday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

Separate data from national statistics office ISTAT showed deaths in the north of Italy doubled in the first three weeks of March compared with the average during the same period between 2015 and 2019, reflecting the onset of coronavirus.

"We think Italy may be the most comparable area to the United States at this point", Pence said in a CNN interview.



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