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Italy new COVID-19 cases fall to 32,616 on Sunday

FILE PHOTO: The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy has registered 32,616 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday, compared to 39,811 on Saturday.

The ministry also reported 331 COVID-19 related deaths, down from 425 the day before.

But the number of swab tests carried out was lower than Saturday’s count.

A total of 41,394 people have died because of COVID-19 in Italy, which has registered 935,104 infections since the start of its outbreak.

The northern region of Lombardy, home to Italy’s business capital Milan, remained the hardest-hit area, although new cases fell to 6,318 on Sunday from 11,489 on Saturday.

Neighbouring Piedmont was the second-worst affected with 3,884 new cases compared to 4,437 cases the day before.

(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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