Italy’s official death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 25,000 on Wednesday, as the government considers easing some of the lockdown measures.

With 437 fatalities reported by the civil protection services over the past 24 hours, the country’s official toll over the past two months rose to 25,085 – the second-highest in the world after the United States.
Nevertheless, most doctors believe that Italy’s actual death toll is substantially higher because most care home deaths are not counted and the number of people who died outside hospitals is unknown.
The government also reported a decline in the number of “active” cases, and the fall of people receiving intensive care treatment, to the lowest level since March 18.

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