Italy on Sunday reported 368 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,809.

This is the highest jump in the death toll in a single day since the start of the outbreak in the country.

According to the latest figures provided by the Italian Civil Protection Department, the total number of confirmed cases have risen by 16% to reach 20,603.

The Italian government is hoping that strict containment measures – including a near-total lockdown of the country – would help curb the spread of the virus, which has now its epicenter in

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