An Instagram message claims that Italy has revised the country’s COVID-19 death toll from 130,000 to 3,783. We fact-checked and found that the claim is mostly false.
The social media message is of an article screenshot from a media platform. The article is titled, “Italy reduces covid death toll from 130K to 3,783.” The article further reads, “”Italian Department of Health casually revised its ‘Covid-19’ official death toll down from over 130,000 to 3783.”
The post can be seen here and a screenshot is given below.
Is the screenshot image altered?
No. The screenshot is not altered.
We could trace the screenshot to an originally published article on the website Nexus Newsfeed.
Has Italy officially reduced its COVID-19 death toll ?
No. The Italian Department of Civil Protection monitors and updates daily data regarding COVID-19 cases and deaths. The interactive map where the data is plotted clearly shows the death numbers over 130,000. The numbers in the map can be seen here and a screenshot is given below.
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