Italy's COVID-19 death toll passes 60,000, with 564 new deaths

Italy's COVID-19 death toll passes 60,000, with 564 new deaths
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Italy reported 564 COVID-related deaths on Sunday, down from 662 a day earlier and taking the official toll since the outbreak began in February above 60,000, the health ministry said, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The health ministry also reported 18,887 new infections over the past 24 hours, down from 21,052 the day before.

Italy, the first Western country to be hit by the epidemic, becomes the sixth nation in the world to surpass 60,000 deaths, and the second in Europe after Britain.

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