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Italy coronavirus deaths rise 25% to 1,809

MILAN, March 15 (Reuters) - Italy recorded 368 new deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday as the total rose to 1,809 from 1,441 a day earlier, the country's civil protection authority said on Sunday.

The number of positive cases rose to 24,747 from 21,157 a day earlier as Europe's worst outbreak of the deadly virus continued to expand. (Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Alexander Smith)