Italy death toll increases by 793

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    The death toll in Italy from COVID-19 has risen by 793 in the past 24 hours to 4,825.

    According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the overall number of confirmed cases in Italy is 53,578.

    CNN reports that more than 278,000 people around the world have contracted the virus and at least 11,570 have died.

    It adds that experts believe the coronavirus could drag the world economy into a depression.