Daily death toll in Italy under 100 for first time in months

Daily death toll in Italy under 100 for first time in months
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Italian officials reported fewer than 100 deaths due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, the first time since March the death toll has fallen that low. 

Officials reported 99 deaths, which is far lower than the several hundred deaths the country reported from the virus a few weeks ago, NBC News reported

Four regions in Italy reported no new coronavirus infections at all, according to the network. 

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Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by the crisis, with a total of 225,886 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 32,007 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

The country is starting to lift strict restrictions put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Shops, salons, restaurants and bars have begun to reopen with social distancing measures in place, ABC News noted, adding that visitors can now go to beaches and museums, and will be able to go to gyms and pools, with some safety measures in place, next week.

Italy announced Saturday it will start allowing travel within the country again starting June 3.