Italy’s death toll has skyrocketed by 793 to 4,825 in just 24 hours on the worst daily rise. Italy’s fatalities account for 38.3% of the world’s total.
The number of coronavirus infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578. The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.
Italy has reported 1,420 deaths since Friday, a grim figure that suggests the pandemic is breaking through the government’s various containment measures.
The Mediterranean nation of 60 million has been under an effective lockdown since March 12, when public gatherings were banned and most stores shuttered.