Italy's virus deaths rise to 636 after big drop
Member of the medical staff take care of a patient infected by the novel coronavirus, at the COVID-19 division at the ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo. AFP
Italy's daily coronavirus death toll shot up to 636 on Monday, just one day after dropping to its lowest level in over two weeks, the civil protection service said.
The number of fatalities had fallen to 525 on Sunday, the lowest since March 19. Italy's total number of deaths officially attributed to COVID-19 rose to 16,523, more than in any other country.