Rome: The Civil Protection Agency said in a statement that Italy released a series of encouraging data on Monday in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including the fewest daily new cases since February 26.
The official total of new cases increased by 178 within 24 hours, bringing the total to 233,197.
The daily number of new cases is 516 Friday, 416 Saturday and 355 Sunday.
Compared with the recent average, the number of deaths in the past 24 hours is also very low. There are 60 victims recorded across Italy, a total of 33,475 deaths, while the number of intensive care units is 424, which continues to decline.
Lombardy in the north is still the hardest hit, with 16,131 deaths and 89,018 deaths, but only 500,000 new cases were recorded on Monday, about 10 million.
Monday’s figures are encouraging because they were two days before the planned reopening of internal borders and borders with EU countries and the Schengen area on Wednesday.
Since the beginning of May, Italy has been gradually relaxing the blockade measures, eager to restore stability to the economy.