COVID-19 cases in Italy slow down

Coronavirus Watch

(WEHT)- While Italy remains on lockdown through April 13, there may be a glimmer of hope in one of the hardest-hit countries battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy’s Civil Protection Ministry recorded the lowest 24-hour death rate in weeks while fewer people are in critical condition throughout the country’s intensive care units.

Nearly 16,000 people in Italy have died from the virus, though nearly 22,000 people have recovered.

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(This story was originally published on April 5, 2020)

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