Italy's death toll from coronavirus climbs to 33,072

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ROME, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Italy reported 117 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's toll to 33,072, out of total infection cases of 231,139, according to fresh figures on Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of active infections has dropped by 1,976 to 50,966 cases, according to the Civil Protection Department.

Of those who tested positive for the new coronavirus, 505 are in intensive care, 16 fewer compared to Tuesday, and 7,729 are hospitalized with symptoms, a decrease of 188 patients compared to Tuesday.

The rest 42,732 people, or about 84 percent of those who tested positive, are quarantined at home with no symptoms or only mild symptoms.

Recoveries rose by 2,443 compared to Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to 147,101.

The overall number of COVID-19 infections, fatalities and recoveries has risen to 231,139 cases over the past 24 hours, an increase of 584 cases from the 230,555 recorded on Tuesday.

As the pandemic visibly slowed down in recent weeks, Italy further eased on May 18 its COVID-19 restriction measures. Shops, restaurants, bars, barbershops, beauty salons, museums, and beachfront operators were all allowed to reopen, provided that they respect rules for social distancing and disinfect facilities. Enditem

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