A rise of 18.4% — by far the biggest every day rise in absolute phrases because the contagion emerged a month in the past.
On Thursday, Italy overtook China because the nation to register most deaths from the extremely contagious virus.
Till Friday, Italy had by no means recorded greater than 475 deaths in a single day, whereas China, the place the contagion has slowed sharply, has by no means reported greater than 150.
The entire variety of circumstances in Italy rose to 47,021 from a earlier 41,035, a rise of 14.6%, the Civil Safety Company stated.
The toughest-hit northern area of Lombardy stays in a important scenario, with 2,549 deaths and 22,264 circumstances.
Of these initially contaminated nationwide, 5,129 had totally recovered on Friday in comparison with 4,440 the day earlier than. There have been 2,655 individuals in intensive care towards a earlier 2,498.