However, the decline in new infections may be partly explained by a reduction in the number of tests, which were the fewest for six days.
Italians have been under a country-wide lockdown for three weeks and officials said the restrictions, which were due to end on Friday, look certain for at least two more weeks.
Underscoring the dangers of the disease, the Italian doctors’ association announced the deaths of 11 more doctors on Monday, bringing the total to 61.
Prince Charles out of isolation.
Prince Charles is out of self-isolation after seven days (after testing positive to coronavirus) and is in good health, his spokesman says.
Last week Clarence House revealed the 71-year-old had been tested after displaying mild symptoms, but was well enough to continue working while keeping himself quarantined at his Birkhall home in Scotland.