ROME 

Italy on Sunday reported 433 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, lower than the previous day, bringing the total number of fatalities to 23,660, as thedeath rate continues to slow down.

According to the latest data released by the Italian Civil Protection Department, current infections grew 0.4% from Saturday — lower than the previous day — to reach 108,257.

Recoveries have climbed to 47,055, while the number of intensive care patients has been dropping for more than two weeks, easing pressure on the country’s struggling healthcare system.

The epicenter of the Italian outbreak remains the northern Lombardy region, which

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