Italy struggles to explain surge in March coronavirus deaths

Italy recorded almost 50 percent more fatalities in March than usual, according to new official data showing that the real…

Italy recorded almost 50 percent more fatalities in March than usual, according to new official data showing that the real coronavirus death toll could be far higher than the 29,000 reported.

The Italian government has struggled to determine how many people have actually died from an illness that forced the nation of 60 million to shut down over the first half of March.

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