COVID-19 death toll lowest since March 17

The number of coronavirus deaths in Italy over the last 24 hours fell again to 415, the lowest figure in over a month, as hospitalisations and ICU admissions continue to drop.

Italy seems to be on the way out of the pandemic as it completes six weeks of shutdown and prepares for Phase 2 from May 4.

There were 415 deaths since yesterday, another drop of five from Friday’s tally, taking the total since the crisis began to 26,384.

This is the lowest daily death toll since 345 on March 17.

The number of currently positive people in the country fell by 680 over 24 hours, to 105,847, with 2,622 given the all-clear.

There are now 2,102 people in intensive care, another drop of 71 from Friday.

Lombardy remains the epicentre, with 163 deaths since yesterday for a total of 13,269 since the start of the pandemic in February.

However, in other areas of the country, the virus has been all but stamped out.

The city of Rome registered no deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, with just three in the overall Lazio region.

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