Italy's COVID-19 loss of life toll tops 60,000, with 564 new deaths
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rome
ROM (Reuters) – Italy reported 564 COVID deaths on Sunday, up from 662 the previous day and has taken the official toll at 60,078 since the outbreak began in February, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health reported 18,887 new infections in the last 24 hours, up from 21,052 the previous day.
Italy, the first western country to be affected by the epidemic, is the sixth country in the world with more than 60,000 deaths and the second in Europe after the UK. To date, 1.728 million cases have been registered.
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