Italy reported 67 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 73 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 5,117 from 4,830.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 4,018 on Thursday, down from 4,128 a day earlier. There were 30 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 32 on Wednesday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 531 from a previous 540.
Some 306,267 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 317,666, the health ministry said.