Italy on Sunday recorded 44 deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily figure in more than seven months as the country continues to advance its coronavirus vaccines.
The last time Italy made so few deaths was on October 14, with 43 fatalities.
The total of Italy death The pandemic toll now stands at 126,046, according to data from the Civil Protection Agency and the Ministry of Health.
The number of people with an active coronavirus infection fell by 3,670 to 236,296, another seven-month low.
Meanwhile, Italy has administered 34.2 million doses of vaccines and 11.8 million people, nearly 20 percent of the population, have been completely vaccinated, the government said.
The encouraging data came after Health Minister Roberto Speranza extended the entry ban on Sunday for travelers from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The ban, a continued precaution against the most transmissible variant of the coronavirus first detected in India, will be extended until June 21, Speranza’s spokesman said.
The measure, first introduced in late April, would have expired on Sunday. It does not apply to Italian citizens.
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