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Italy’s Daily Virus Recoveries Surpass Cases for First Time

  • Prime Minister planning easing of lockdown from May 4
  • Total deaths over 25,000, confirmed cases almost 190,000
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Italy saw the number of recoveries from the coronavirus overtake that of new infections for the first time on Thursday, a sign that a nationwide lockdown is significantly checking the disease and starting to ease the burden on the country’s health-care system.

Figures from civil protection authorities showed there were 2,646 new cases for the 24-hour period, compared with 3,370 a day earlier. The number of recovered patients was 3,033.