In the last 24 hours, 712 people have died in Italy from the Chinese coronavirus, bringing the nation’s overall death toll from the virus to 8,215 on Thursday, up from 7,503 on Wednesday — an increase of 8.8 percent in one day, a percentage that has actually slightly declined from the day earlier.
Newly released data from Italy’s Civil Protection revealed that the country’s death toll from the virus has risen from 7,503 deaths on Wednesday to 8,165 on Thursday.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has also risen from a total of 74,386 on Wednesday to 80,539 on Thursday.
Despite hundreds of people dying each day in Italy, the nation was starting to see a downward trend of coronavirus infections the past few days, which now appears to have ceased, according to a report by La Repubblica.
“Unfortunately, the numbers are not very nice, the number of infected people has increased a bit too much compared to the line of the past few days,” said Attilio Fontana, the governor of Lombardy — Italy’s worst-infected region with the coronavirus.