A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Rome, Italy, on March 12, 2020.
A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in Rome, Italy, on March 12, 2020. |Elisa Lingria/Xinhua/IANS
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Italy reports 368 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday

IANS

Rome, March 15, 2020

Italy reported 368 more deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday, the highest in one day in the country since the outbreak of the disease a few weeks ago.

The northern region of Lombardy -- the country's worst-affected -- accounted for 252 of the fatalities, which have taken the total toll across the nation to over 1,800, the BBC reported.

After China, where the disease broke out in Wuhan city late last year, Italy is the most-affected country, followed by Iran, which reported 113 more deaths, taking the toll to 724.

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