Italy Posts Fewest New Virus Cases Since Early March

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(Bloomberg) --

Italy registered the lowest number of new coronavirus cases since early March as the government eased a nationwide lockdown Monday allowing shops, bars and restaurants to reopen as long as they respect health and safety rules.

  • Civil protection authorities reported 451 cases -- the fewest since March 2, a week before the lockdown began -- compared with 675 a day earlier
  • Confirmed cases now total 225,886
  • Daily fatalities fell to 99 from 145 on Sunday, the fewest since March 9; a total of 32,007 fatalities were reported since the start of the pandemic in late February

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