Italy infections sees slight slip down but death toll goes up by 743 in single day

Italy infections sees slight slip down  but death toll goes up by 743 in  single day

Italy on Tuesday received more reassuring evidence that its coronavirus infection rate was slowing thanks to a painful lockdown that other nations are starting to apply at great economic cost. However, death toll in Italy again rose by 743 in a day. Health officials across the ravaged Mediterranean country are pouring over every new piece of data to see whether two weeks of bans and closures have made a dent in the crisis. Italy's 743 new deaths broke two days of successive declines that had taken the number down to 601 on Monday. It set a world record of 793 fatalities on Saturday. But officially registered new infections rose just eight percent -- the same as Monday and the lowest level since Italy registered its first death on February 21,