The Washinton Post reports that Italy has seen the largest single-day death toll thus far in the coronavirus pandemic, with 368 new deaths — a 25 percent spike in just 24 hours.

ROME — Italy on Sunday announced a 25 percent spike in its coronavirus death toll, reporting 368 deaths in the deadliest 24-hour span to date.

The country has seen its death roll rise at an alarming rate: In each of the past three days, at least 200 people have been reported dead because of the virus. It was only three weeks ago that Italy had its first reported deaths from the virus. Now, more than 1,800 people have died.

The total number of active cases has been rising roughly 20 percent daily, and the government’s nationwide lockdown — restricting movement and stopping most commercial activity — has not yet caused a slowdown.

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