Italy on Thursday reported another 760 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 13,915, the highest in the world.

However, a slowdown in the rise of contagions – clearly down from the double-digit increases seen at the beginning of the outbreak – seems confirming that the contagion’s peak may be approaching.

Current infections grew 3% from Wednesday – down from a 3.8% rise a day before – to reach 83,049. The number of recovered people also continued to surge, reaching 18,278.

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

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