Italy's COVID-19 deaths rise by 65 to 33,964

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Italy recorded another 65 victims from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 33,964, the Civil Protection Department said on Monday.

Total active infections stood at 34,730, a decrease of 532 cases from Sunday. Meanwhile, another 747 COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing the total to 166,584 on Monday.

Of those who tested positive for the new coronavirus, 283 are in intensive care (down by 4 patients compared to Sunday) and 4,729 are hospitalized with symptoms (down by 135 patients over the past 24 hours), the Civil Protection Department said.

The rest 29,718 people, or 86 percent of those who tested positive -- are quarantined at home as they are either asymptomatic or have very light symptoms.

The overall number of active COVID-19 infections, fatalities and recoveries rose by 280 to 235,278 cases over the past 24 hours.

The pandemic officially began in Italy on Feb. 21 in the northern, densely populated and highly industrialized Lombardy region, whose capital is Milan.

As the pandemic slowed down visibly in recent weeks, Italy has lifted the lockdown imposed on March 10 but the government has been asking the public to respect rules for social distancing and other precautionary measures.

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