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Italy’s New Coronavirus Cases Fall as Daily Death Toll Rises

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Italy reported a lower number of new coronavirus cases Monday -- even as daily fatalities rose -- three days after the government extended a lockdown with only slight concessions to businesses demanding a restart of the economy.

There were 3,153 new cases, the fewest registered since April 7, compared with 4,092 a day earlier, civil protection officials said. Italy registered 566 deaths linked to the virus in the last 24 hours, compared with 431 the day before. That brought the total number of fatalities to 20,465. Recoveries reached 35,435.