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Coronavirus: Italy’s Death Toll Exceeds 17,000 as Cases Drop

Italy’s overall death toll from the Chinese coronavirus exceeded 17,000 on Tuesday, as another 604 people have died from the disease in the last 24 hours. Italian health officials, however, believe the nation has reached its “peak,” as confirmed cases of the coronavirus are beginning to drop.

A doctor tends to patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Bassini Hospital, in Cinisello Balsamo, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Domenico Arcuri, Italy’s commissioner for fighting the COVID-19 virus, appealed to Italians ahead of the Easter weekend to not lower their guard and to abide by …