Italy on Sunday reported its biggest one-day increase in cases and deaths throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Italy recorded 3,590 cases and 398 deaths during a 24 hour period, Italy’s Civil Protection chief Angelo Borelli announced Sunday, The Associated Press reported. In total, the country has confirmed over 24,700 cases and over 1,800 deaths.
The country, which has been on lockdown since last week, reports that just about 2,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus within the nation.
Italy’s previous record for the amount of deaths during a 24-hour period was 250 people, which was announced on Friday.
Italy’s national health institute chief Silvio Brusaferro said it’s unclear if Italy is reaching its peak within the number of cases, meaning that they might soon decline, per the AP.
The World Health Organization has said most of the people will pass though the virus, and almost 74,000 have, mostly in China, where the virus is believed to own originated.
The coronavirus has infected over 156,000 people and killed over 5,800, leading several countries just like the U.S. to encourage so-called social distancing to avoid the spread of the virus.
Anthony Fauci, the pinnacle of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CBS Sunday morning that Italy left “the virus to its own defenses” leading the amount of cases to “go far.”
“That’s not visiting happen if we do what we’re attempting to try to to and do,” he said on “Face the state.”