Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll below 100 for first time since March 9


Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 99 on Monday, against 145 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, registering the first tally of below 100 since March 9.

New cases increased by just 451 against 675 on Sunday, the lowest daily figure since March 2.

The decline in the daily number of deaths on Monday bucked a long-running trend which had seen fatalities fall on Sundays only to rise again the following day.