MILAN (Reuters) – Italy has registered 32,616 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday, compared to 39,811 on Saturday.
The ministry also reported 331 COVID-19 related deaths, down from 425 the day before.
But the number of swab tests carried out was lower than Saturday’s count.
A total of 41,394 people have died because of COVID-19 in Italy, which has registered 935,104 infections since the start of its outbreak.
The northern region of Lombardy, home to Italy’s business capital Milan, remained the hardest-hit area, although new cases fell to 6,318 on Sunday from 11,489 on Saturday.
Neighbouring Piedmont was the second-worst affected with 3,884 new cases compared to 4,437 cases the day before.
(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; Editing by Giles Elgood)