After weeks of bleak headlines, a handful of European nations — Italy, Spain, and France — on Sunday reported a drop in coronavirus death tolls.
Italy has the highest death toll of any country impacted by the coronavirus. At least 15,889 people are dead as of Sunday, up from 15,364 on Saturday — an increase of 525 deaths, which is the country's smallest increase in daily deaths since March 19.
Sunday also marks the third day of declines in Italy's fatalities, following 766 deaths on Friday and 681 on Saturday, according to statistics website Worldometer. The number of new cases also fell from 4,805 on Saturday to 4,316 on Sunday, bumping up the total caseload to 128,948.
onte put the country of 60 million residents on lockdown on March 10, and then proceeded to restrict movement even internally. People have been ordered to stay home, but those who emerge for work or essential business, including going to grocery stores or pharmacies, have to cover their noses and mouths. Since the lockdown was imposed, Italian police officers have fined more than 175,000 people for violating the rules, the Hill reported.