New Delhi: Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has shot back on Tuesday after two days of a lull which made health officials hope that the situation was gradually coming under control. On Tuesday, the death toll in Italy — the present major epicentre of the virus —rose to 743. Confirmed cases in the country were 69,176. About 3,600 new cases were registered. Also Read - Greta Thunberg in Self Isolation, Says She Was 'Extremely Likely' Infected by Coronavirus

The blow came after Italy imposed stringent restriction on people’s movement, bans and closure of shops. Also Read - Twitter User Asks If He Can Visit Friend Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Delhi Police's Advice Wins Hearts

On Monday, the number was brought down to 601. But officials are still hopeful as number shows that the rate of officially registered new infections was just eight per cent. Also Read - Coronavirus in India Updates: Govt Temporarily Suspends Collection at Toll Plazas Across India

Italy’s daily deaths are still higher than those officially recorded in China at the peak of its crisis in Hubei, AFP reported.

(With Agency Inputs)