Italy reports leveling off of virus deaths, new cases

Italy reported 760 deaths from the coronavirus Thursday as the number of fatalities rose again after three weeks of nationwide lockdown.

The toll over the past 24 hours compared with 727 on Wednesday, according to figures from the civil protection agency. There were 4,668 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday compared with 4,782 a day earlier, as growth in infections slowed.

Confirmed cases in the country, Europe’s worst-hit nation, now total 115,242, while deaths reached 13,915. Hospitalized patients rose by 137, the lowest increase in at least one month.