Coronavirus Cases Falls For The First Time in Italy

Italy on Monday reported its first symbolic drop in the number of people currently suffering from the novel coronavirus since it recorded its first infection in February.

The civil protection service said 108,237 people were either being treated in hospital or were recovering at home after testing positive — down 20 from the total reported on Sunday.

“For the first time, we have seen a new positive development: the number of currently positive has declined,” civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters.

The Mediterranean country’s death toll still rose by 454 to 24,114 — second only to the United Sates.


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