Italy's Coronavirus Death Toll Jumped By Over 160 In A Single Day

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Italy's Coronavirus Death Toll Jumped By Over 160 In A Single Day
The jump came just hours after Italy's prime minister locked down the entire country to prevent the virus from spreading.
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In just one day, Italy's coronavirus death toll increased by more than 160 — the largest single-day jump in COVID-19 deaths so far.

A day earlier, on Monday, Italy's prime minister extended a lockdown in northern Italy to the entire country. He banned public gatherings, including sporting events, and said people would only be allowed to travel for essential business or health or family emergencies. 

Even with the extended lockdown, confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy jumped to more than 10,000 Tuesday. On Monday, there were a little more than 9,000. That makes Italy's coronavirus outbreak the second-worst in the world, right behind China. 

Italian officials hope the nationwide lockdown will slow down the outbreak. It will stay in effect until at least April 3.

Contains footage from CNN.