Italy reports 260 virus deaths, lowest since March 14

By: AFP      Published: 09:25 PM, 26 Apr, 2020
Italy reports 260 virus deaths, lowest since March 14
Members of the San Giorgio farm pull a cart with an ox for the traditional distribution of blessed bread during the feast of San Giorgio on April 26, 2020 in Caresana, near Vercelli, northern Italy, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.–AFP

Italy reported its lowest coronavirus death toll in over a month on Sunday as the government prepared to announce a gradual easing of the country's lockdown.

The 260 daily fatalities reported by the civil protection service were the lowest since March 14. Italy's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 26,644 -- second only to the United States.