Updated: February 25, 2021
Coronavirus again claimed the lives of 756 people in Italy in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll in Europe’s hardest hit country to 10,779.
The new figures by the Civil Protection Agency were still high, but slower than the country’s largest daily toll on Friday, when 919 people died, and on Saturday, when 889 deaths were reported.
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Italy now accounts for more than a third of all global deaths from the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 30,000 lives.
The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose on Sunday to 97,689 from 92,472 on Saturday.
Although still high, it was the lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday.
Today’s data showed that 13,030 people have fully recovered from 12,384 as of Saturday.
About 3,906 people were in intensive care, up from 3,856 on Saturday.
Lombardy, the hardest hit Italian region, reported a rise in deaths of around 416 on Sunday as per Reuters.