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Italy’s official virus death toll tops 25,000

ROME, April 22, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Italy’s official death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 25,000 on Wednesday but the number of those currently being treated for its symptoms declined for a third successive day.

The 437 fatalities reported by the civil protection services moved the Mediterranean country’s formal toll over the past two months to 25,085 — second only to the United States.

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