There have been 827 deaths in Italy and the number of cases increased by more than 2,000, from 10,149 to 12,462, official figures showed.

In the worst-hit area, the northern region of Lombardy, there have been 617 fatalities, an increase of 149 in the last 24 hours.
The number of cases in the region – which includes Italy’s financial capital Milan and has seen the majority of cases of the virus – has also risen by 1,489. Some 1,045 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Italy, 41 more than Tuesday.
The total number of cases in Italy, including people who have died, those who have recovered and those who are currently infected, has climbed to 12,462.