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Coronavirus Claims Over 10,000 Lives In Italy

The death toll on Saturday was 889, bringing the total to 10,023 fatalities since the pandemic first broke out in the country's northern region on Feb. 21.
29 Mar 2020 08:56
Coronavirus Claims Over 10,000 Lives In Italy
A medical worker treats a patient in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 10,023 lives in locked-down Italy as of Saturday, with the cumulative total infections reaching 92,472, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.

Speaking during a nightly televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that there are 3,651 new active coronavirus infections compared to Friday, bringing the nationwide total to 70,065 cases.

Of those infected, 26,676 are hospitalized and 3,856 are in intensive care.

He added that there were 1,434 new recoveries on Saturday, bringing the total to 12,384.

The death toll on Saturday was 889, bringing the total to 10,023 fatalities since the pandemic first broke out in the country’s northern region on Feb. 21.

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