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Italy coronavirus deaths jump almost 800, government shuts most workplaces

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 22, 2020
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy’s contagion, has risen by around 360 in a day to more than 3,450, a source told Reuters on Sunday.
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The number of cases in the region, which includes Italy’s financial capital Milan, has increased by around 2,590 to more than 28,370. However, a number of results were still awaiting confirmation and it was not clear if they would be added later.

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Sunday’s figures represented an improvement on Saturday, when the death toll in the region rose by 546 and new cases increased by 3,251.

Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 yesterday, taking the toll in the world’s hardest-hit country to almost 5,000, Retuers reported.

In these trying times, India has sent aid to Italy even as the country deals with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. The consignment that was sent as aid includes masks and medical equipment.

Welcoming Indian "gifts", the Foreign Ministry of Italy, in a statement, said, "We are grateful for the friendship and generosity in this time of need".