Italy has seen its rate of coronavirus deaths and infections drop as the country’s lockdown appears to be easing the crisis. Today saw an additional 578 deaths – bringing the total to 21,645 – compared to 602 on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases in Italy today rose by 2,667 – a sharp drop from daily increases of more than 6,000, which the country endured late last month.
Italy has now seen a total of 165,155 infections. The country that was once the epicenter of European infections is now seeing the rate of infections and deaths stabilize, sparking authorities to reopen parts of the economy.
Italy is opening a handful of stores in a trial to see how social distancing measures can work after the lockdown, which otherwise remains in force.