Italy's daily coronavirus death toll lowest since March 19, but new cases rise
Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 420 on Friday, the smallest daily tally since March 19, the Civil Protection Agency said, but the number of new infections rose to 3,021 from 2,646 on Thursday. Friday’s death toll was down from 464 the day before. The total of fatalities since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 25,969, the agency said, the second-highest in the world after that of the United States. The number of confirmed cases was 192,994, the third-highest global tally behind those of the United States and Spain.
24 April 2020