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Italian mortality rate up 21% July 1-15 due to heat waves

Rate rose 9% in June says ministry, Latina, Bari, Viterbo lead

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 9 - The Italian mortality rate was up 21% from July 1-15 due to thus summer's heat waves, the health ministry said Tuesday.
    This resulted in 733 deaths in the 33 cities subject to monitoring, it said.
    In June the rate was 9% up, the ministry said.
    The cities with the highest rate rises in the first half of July were Latina (+72%), Bari (+56%), Viterbo (+52%), Cagliari (+51%), and Catanzaro (+48%). (ANSA).
   

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