ROME

Italy on Tuesday reported 437 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, lower than a day before, bringing the total number of fatalities to 25,085, as the slowdown in the spread of infection continues.

According to the latest data released by the Italian Civil Protection Department, current cases fell for the third time in a row, by 10, to reach 107,699.

The number of recovered people climbed sharply to 54,543, while the number of intensive care patients continued to drop, easing pressure on Italy’s struggling healthcare system.

The epicenter of the Italian outbreak remains the northern Lombardy region, where fatalities

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