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Italy coronavirus cases surge to new daily record above 7,000

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There were also 43 Covid-related deaths today against 41 the day before. — Reuters pic
There were also 43 Covid-related deaths today against 41 the day before. — Reuters pic

ROME, Oct 14 — Italy has registered 7,332 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said today, the country’s highest ever daily tally and steeply up from 5,901 yesterday.

There were also 43 Covid-related deaths today against 41 the day before—far fewer than at the height of the pandemic in Italy in March and April when a daily peak of more than 900 deaths was reached.

Before today, the highest daily tally of new cases had been reported on March 21, in the middle of a nationwide lockdown, with 6,557 cases. On that same day 793 people died. — Reuters

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