Coronavirus: Italy death toll tops 30,000, highest in EU

Coronavirus deaths in Italy have risen above 30,000, latest figures show - the highest death toll in the European Union.

The country reported 243 new fatalities on Friday - down from 274 the day before - taking the total to 30,201.

The daily number of confirmed new cases fell slightly to 1,327, bringing the total number of infections to 217,185.

Italy has the third highest number of officially recorded coronavirus deaths in the world, after the US and the UK.

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