Italy records lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in 3 weeks, sparking hope of possible decline


Hard-hit Italy recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks, new data suggests, sparking hope that the pandemic’s decline could be beginning.

Italian officials reported Sunday a total of 431 deaths over the past 24 hours, the lowest number since March 19.

The nation has seen a number of low-end milestones, painting a more positive picture for a nation that until recently was the most infected nation in Europe. For the ninth consecutive day, admissions at ICUs and hospitalizations were down, relieving pressure on Italy’s health care system.

Around a week ago, data suggested that Italy had begun to flatten its curve, and that trend appears to have continued.