Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate.
The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day.
The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the day before.
Italy believes the peak of its crisis will come in just over a week’s time.
It is the world’s hardest-hit country in terms of the number of deaths.
In total, 11,591 have died in the country, the government says.
On Monday, the national doctors’ association announced the deaths of 11 more doctors, taking the total up to 61.
The lockdown – which was due to end on Friday – will now continue until at least 12 April, which is Easter Sunday.