Italy has lowest daily coronavirus infections in 2 weeks — but risks losing control in south with fear of riots, looting

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Italy on Tuesday saw the lowest daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in the last two weeks — but risks losing control of its poorer southern region amid rioting and looting during times of greater economic hardship prompted by a nationwide lockdown that has shut down all nonessential business. The death toll for COVID-19 in Italy reached 11,591 Tuesday — up by 812 from Monday, marking the lowest increase within a 24-hour period in two weeks. Italy ranks first in the worldwide tally of coronavirus deaths. It comes in second only to the United States for the number of confirmed cases, recording at least 101,739 infections as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.