Italy’s death toll has skyrocketed by 793 to 4,825 in just 24 hours in the worst daily rise the country has seen yet.

Italy’s fatalities account for 38.3 per cent of the world’s total.

The number of coronavirus infections rose by 6,557 to 53,578, another record.

The total number of fatalities in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan surpassed 3,000.