(ITV) Italy has recorded 793 new deaths from coronavirus in one day, adding 6,557 new cases have been detected.
Despite extensive measures to prevent the disease from spreading, Italy remains the worst affected country in Europe.
The figures represent the highest day-to-day rise in the number of deaths. It brings the totaly number of deaths to more than 4,500, whilst the number of known cases is believed to be 53,578.
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More than 60 percent of the latest deaths occurred in the northern region of Lombardy, whose hospitals have been reeling under a staggering case load that has left intensive care beds hard to find and respirators in dire supply.