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Italy coronavirus deaths rise by 683 in a day, lifting total death toll to 7,503

ROME The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has exploded by 683 to 7, 503, the Civil Protection Agency said on Wednesday, a decline in the daily tally of fatalities following a spike the day before.

On Tuesday 743 people died. That followed 602 deaths on Monday, 650 on Sunday and a record of 793 on Saturday — the best daily figure since the contagion came to light on Feb. 21.

The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose to 74, 386 from the previous 69, 176, the Civil Protection Agency said.

The head of the agency, Angelo Borrelli, was not present at the customary news conference to illustrate the information because that he came down with a fever on Wednesday and was himself being tested for coronavirus.

Of those originally infected nationwide, 9, 362 had fully recovered on Wednesday compared to 8, 326 your day before. There were 3, 489 people in intensive care against a previous 3, 396.

The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy reported a sharp fall in the number of deaths compared with your day before, but remained in a critical situation, with a total of 4, 474 deaths and 32, 346 cases.

That in contrast to 4, 178 deaths and 30, 703 cases reported up to Tuesday.