Coronavirus latest: Italy’s daily death toll lowest in over two weeks
There were 525 new deaths in 24 hours in Italy, the lowest recorded death toll in over two weeks.
More than 15,800 people have died in Italy, which has more recorded deaths than any other country in the world.
Officials said the numbers showed that the country likely was past the peak of the epidemic, a hopeful sign that the social distancing measures are having an impact.
But the country’s health minister warned that the situation is still “dramatic” and that there would be “difficult months ahead”.
Officials in the country have said that the movement restrictions in place have saved thousands of lives.