BFF-23 Italy records almost 1,000 virus deaths in one-day record

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Italy records almost 1,000 virus deaths in one-day record

ROME, March 27, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Italy recorded a shocking spike in coronavirus deaths Friday with 969 new victims, the worst daily record for any country since the pandemic began.

The infection rate however continued its downward trend, with the civil protection agency reporting nearly 86,500 confirmed cases in Italy — a 7.4 percent increase, down from around 8.0 percent in previous days.

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