Tourists with face masks visit the Colosseo in Rome, Italy, on March 4, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
ROME, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The number of new coronavirus cases in Italy jumped dramatically on Tuesday, with more than 3,500 new cases, pushing the cumulative total number to over 30,000, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.
There are 26,062 active cases in Italy, up from 23,073 a day earlier. Including the dead and the recovered, the total confirmed cases reached 31,506 on Tuesday, comparing to 27,980 cases on Monday.