Italy registers more than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A cyclist passes the Trevi Fountain, as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Rome, Italy May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane - RC2QJG9FV9WK/File Photo

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Italy has registered 2,548 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours.

This is the first time that the country has exceeded 2,000 cases in a single day since the end of April.

There were also 24 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 19 from the day before. The number is by far lower than at the height of the pandemic in Italy in March and April.

Italy was Europe’s epicentre in the first few months of the global pandemic. It has the highest death toll on the continent, with 35,918 dying since the outbreak flared in February.