Italy Passes 100,000 Cases but Trend Appears to Slow

On Monday, Italy passed 100,000 cases of coronavirus reaching a new total of 101,739 as of March 30th.

The civil protection department said that 75,528 people in Italy are currently known to be positive for the coronavirus. The number was an increase of 1,648 more than the day before. However, this represented a significant decrease from the 3,815 new cases reported on Sunday.

The rate of increase in new infections appears to be slowing, but the government warned that it was not yet time to relax lockdown measures.

Italy’s death toll stands at 11,591 – currently the highest in the world.

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