In Italy, the record has been broken again in the number of deaths in 24 hours due to the coronavirus. Civil Protection reports that 793 people were killed in the past 24 hours. In total, 4,825 people in Italy have already died of the virus.
The number of infections in Italy has increased from 47,021 to 53,578, an increase of 13.9 percent, according to the Civil Protection. The worst affected region of Lombardy is still in a critical situation, where 546 people died one day. In total, the number of deaths there is 3,095. Twenty-five thousand five hundred fifteen people in the region are infected with the virus.
Of those infected initially across Italy, 6,072 have fully recovered today, compared to 5,129 the day before. There are 2,857 people in intensive care compared to 2655 earlier.
Friday also saw a record number of new deaths in Italy, when 627 people died in one day. That was an increase of 18.4 percent. The Italian government tightened lockdown measures on Friday. The regions in the north, however, are demanding a complete curfew in hopes of containing the virus
On Thursday, Italy overtook China as the country with the most deaths from the highly contagious virus.