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    Italy reports nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, total reaches 4,825

    The death toll due to coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 793 to 4,825 in 24 hours, an increase of 19.6%. Italy recorded the highest one-day toll for any country, surpassing its own previous highest one-day toll of 627.

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    The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 793 to 4,825, officials said on Saturday, an increase of 19.6% — by far the largest daily rise in absolute terms since the contagion emerged a month ago.

    On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country to register most deaths from the highly contagious virus.

    The total number of cases in Italy rose to 53,578 from a previous 47,021, an increase of 13.9%, the Civil Protection Agency said.

    The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy remains in a critical situation, with 3,095 deaths and 25,515 cases.

    Of those originally infected nationwide, 6,072 had fully recovered on Saturday compared to 5,129 the day before. There were 2,857 people in intensive care against a previous 2,655.

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