An additional 27 deaths from Coronavirus have been recorded in Italy in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 79.
This is the highest increase in one-day deaths in Italy. The outbreak began in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.
With this latest updated figure, the number of deaths in Italy is already higher than Iran and just behind mainland China.
The Italian Civil Protection Agency said the number of infections in the country as of the end of March 3 was 2,502, an increase of nearly 500 cases a day compared to 2,036 a day earlier, according to Reuters.
According to the director of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, Angelo Borrelli, the new deaths were recorded between the ages of 55 and 101. “Most are over 70 years old, some have underlying medical conditions. In other cases, we are still unsure, “he told a news conference in Rome on March 3.
The head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency also added that of the initial cases, 160 had fully recovered.
The figures still “keep” Italy the largest outbreak in Europe.
Italy detected the corona virus spread 12 days ago, mainly in parts of the northern region of the country. To date, it has spread to most areas of the country.