New coronavirus cases recorded by Italy dropped to 2,256 – as the number of people infected fell for the first time since the pandemic began.

Italy has the 2nd-highest number of COVID-19 fatalities after the US, also reported 454 deaths due to the virus, marking a slight increase in yesterday’s 433.
Italy has now recorded 24,114 deaths in total, with 181,228 cases of the deadly virus confirmed across the nation compared to 178,972 on Sunday.
The infection total, which is Italy’s lowest in more than a month, compares to 3,047 recorded on Sunday and 3,491 on Saturday.

Data released by the Civil Protection Agency also revealed the number of current infections has fallen for the first time since the outbreak began – with 20 less recorded today compared to Sunday.