Updated: March 8, 2021
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus has killed 345 people in Italy in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of those killed in Italy to 2503 as of Tuesday – an increase of 16 percent.
Italy, which remains the European country hardest hit by coronavirus, reported a total 31,506 cases from a previous 27,980, up 12.6 percent.
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It was the slowest rate of increase since the contagion was first reported in Italy on February 21.