Italy confirms another 662 deaths, bringing country’s total death toll to 8,165

Another 662 people have died from coronavirus in Italy, officials said Thursday, bringing the country’s total confirmed death toll from the outbreak to 8,165.

Washington Post

Another 6,135 people were also confirmed as being infected with the virus in the past day, stretching the number of cases in Italy to 80,539, according to the official government tally.

Many are hopeful that Italy’s nationwide lockdown will pay off.

But while President Trump has talked about revving up the U.S. economy by Easter, Italy has set no such timetable — and experts say the nation, if it loosens its guard, is still at risk of the virus resuming its extraordinary, deadly trajectory.

Italy was the first Western country to contend with a mass-scale outbreak and order a lockdown. But it is now at the forefront of a more delicate calculation, in trying to figure out how long the restrictions should last.

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