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Italy death toll tops 25,000 - but more people are getting better
Wednesday's figures from Italy showed 437 new deaths over 24 hours, bringing the total to 25,085.
However, the number of patients declined for the third consecutive day. The figure fell by 10 to a total of 107,699. There are 2,384 in intensive care -- 87 fewer than the previous day -- this total is the lowest since March 18.
Italy's government is planning to activate "phase 2", easing drastic lockdown restrictions in place since March 9, and which are due to run until May 3.
Earlier figures from Spain also saw numbers stabilising, with 435 more deaths in 24 hours.
More than 21,000 deaths in France
Latest coronavirus figures from French health authorities show there have been 21,340 deaths overall. The number rose by 544 over the past 24 hours.
Health chief Jérôme Salomon said the number of people admitted to hospital and intensive care continued to decline slowly, but "the epidemic massive and severe".
Pandemic 'still in early stages' in parts of the world
More from the latest briefing from the World Health Organization. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus "remains extremely dangerous" and many of the world's population were still susceptible to the disease.
He especially cautioned countries in Africa, Central and South America and Eastern Europe, many of which "are still in the early stages of their epidemics" and reporting "worrying upward trends."