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ROME (Reuters) – The number of deaths due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose 75 on Sunday from 111 the previous day, the civil protection agency said, while the daily number of new cases decreased from 416 on Saturday to 355.
The agency says the total death toll since the February 21 outbreak was 33,415, the third highest in the world after that of the United States and the United Kingdom.
The number of confirmed cases is 233,019, the sixth highest global number behind that of the United States, Russia, Spain, Great Britain and Brazil.
The number of people who are currently ill decreased from 43,691 the previous day to 42,075.
There were 435 people in intensive care on Sunday, compared to 450 on Saturday, which resulted in a long-term decline. Of the originally infected, 157,507 against 155,633 the previous day were declared safe.
The agency said 2.434 million people were tested against the 2.405 million virus on Friday, with a population of around 60 million.
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