Italy has recorded its lowest daily coronavirus death toll in over two weeks, providing more glimmers of hope for the country.

Another 525 deaths have been reported, taking the total to 15,887.

That is the lowest 24-hour tally since the middle of last month, while the number of patients in intensive care has also dropped for the second day running.

The latest jump in confirmed cases – from 124,632 to 128,984 – is also down on the day before, which has further heightened hopes that the epidemic may have finally plateaued.

Italy remains one of the hardest-hit countries in the world and has more coronavirus fatalities than any other nation, however there have been signs that the lockdown enforced on 9 March may be having an impact.

Of those originally infected across the country, 21,815 were declared recovered on Sunday – up more than 1,000.

There were 3,977 people in intensive care, a fall of 17 from 3,994 on Friday, when officials reported the first drop in intensive care numbers since COVID-19 first emerged in northern Italy back in February.

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