Italy recorded 34,767 new COVID-19 infections the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday, slightly more than the 37,242 recorded the day before.
The ministry also reported 692 COVID-19-related deaths after 699 on Friday.
Italy was the first Western country to be hit by the virus and has suffered 49,261 deaths from COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February, the second highest toll in Europe after Britain’s. It has also registered 1.38 million cases.
The northern region of Lombardy, centred on Italy’s financial capital Milan, remained the hardest-hit area on Saturday, reporting 8,853 new cases, down from 9,221 the day before.