Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

MANILA — Italy’s coronavirus death toll has skyrocketed by 756 in one day, bringing the country’s total fatalities to 10,779, United Kingdom’s MailOnline said.

The death toll in Italy alone – the highest in the world – accounts for a third of all fatalities from the bug world-wide.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 97,689 from a previous 92,472 today, the lowest daily rise in new cases since Wednesday.

Today’s death toll is the second successive fall in daily rates.

Italy’s largest daily toll was registered on Friday, when 919 people died. There were 889 deaths on Saturday.

Of those infected nationwide, 13,030 had fully recovered on Sunday, compared to 12,384 the day before. There were 3,906 people in intensive care, up from the previous 3,856.

Lombardy, the hardest hit Italian region, reported a rise in deaths of around 416 on Sunday.

The surge in deaths and cases today comes after reports that at least 50 doctors have lost their lives to the bug in Italy.

Today the National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists (FNOMCeO) confirmed the names of the doctors who had died from the virus while trying to help fight the pandemic.

The list of names, which is updated daily by the doctor’s association, comes as Italy’s coronavirus death toll rose to 10,023 following a rise in 889 deaths in just 24 hours.

According to the list of medical staff who have now lost their lives to the bug – which is updated daily by the doctors association – 17 had been working in Lombardy. (ia/

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