BREAKING NEWS: Glimmer of hope in Italy as the country registers the lowest rise in new coronavirus cases in a fortnight

THERE is a small glimmer of hope in Italy as the country registers the smallest increase in new coronavirus contagions in two weeks.

Another 4,050 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the country in the last 24 hours.

Dreadful as the news is, these are the least bad figures since March 17.

On Sunday Italy added 5,217 people to the list of those testing positive for coronavirus, and 5,974 on Saturday.

There have been 812 deaths due to coronavirus since yesterday. This brings the country’s grim Covid-19 fatality total to 5,974.

There have been 101,730 coronavirus cases in Italy altogether.

Just under 60 per cent are recovering in isolation in their homes with only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Some 4,000 patients are in intensive care.

As it stands, Italy has registered the highest number of deaths from the virus of any country in the world, and accounts for more than one third of the global total.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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