Italy experienced a jump in mortality from coronavirus on Monday, and has passed the 50 mark. The number of infected people has also increased, and there are now 2,036 confirmed cases.

Italy crossed the 50 mark on Monday, with 52 deaths from people infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus, 18 more than the day before, announced the head of Civil Protection Angelo Borrelli.

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Each time they were elderly or already suffering from serious pathologies, said Angelo Borrelli, who also announced a further sharp increase in contamination cases, at 2,036, against 1,694 Sunday evening.

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