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Even with preventative measures in place, Italy sees sharp rise in fatalities from COVID-19

The death toll rose by 743 on Tuesday. Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Crispian Balmer

Journalist, Reuters

Angelo Amante

Journalist, Reuters

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Medical workers in protective suits treat a patient suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome that has been dedicated to treating cases of the disease, Italy, March 24, 2020.
Medical workers in protective suits treat a patient suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Image: REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
Rome's Spanish Steps are seen empty as Italy tigtens measures to try and contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy March 24, 2020.
Rome's Spanish Steps are seen empty as Italy tigtens measures to try and contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Image: REUTERS/ Alberto Lingria
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