Italy sufferes the highest COVID-19 losses in the world

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Health officials in Italy have reported a drop in the daily death toll from the #Covid19 #outbreak following a spike in fatalities on Tuesday. The country has suffered the highest losses in the world from the pandemic.

#Italy recently overtook China as the epicenter of the outbreak, with the number of deaths there from the rapidly-spreading novel coronavirus. On Saturday, single-day fatalities hit a new high at 793 before falling on Sunday and Monday, however it climbed again on Tuesday.

Overall, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose to 74,386 on Wednesday, from 69,176 the day prior, Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said.

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