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Europeans See Glimmer of Hope in Italy’s Virus Stabilization

  • Easing death rate in Italy suggests outbreak may have peaked
  • Lockdowns extended across Europe as deaths rise in Spain, U.K.
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There are signs that the worst may soon be over at the epicenter of Europe’s coronavirus crisis.

The death rate is easing in Italy as growth in new cases moderates. While daily fatalities are still rising in Spain and Britain, the virus appears to be spreading more slowly in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. Pressure on hospital intensive-care units is letting up in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the Milan region.