's daily coronavirus infections falls to 4,050 - its lowest in nearly two ...

The number of new coronavirus cases in is the lowest in nearly a fortnight, suggesting the country's social distancing measures are working.

New infections have risen by 4,050 - the lowest daily figure since March 18 - hitting a total 101,739 from a previous 97,689.

But the death toll has climbed by 812 to 11,591, the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday, reversing two days of declines in the daily rate.

The World Health Organisation said the country's epidemic should start to stabilise after three weeks in lockdown.

The number of new coronavirus cases in Italy rose by just 4,050, the lowest amount since March 17, hitting a total 101,739 from a previous 97,689

The number of new coronavirus cases in rose by just 4,050, the lowest amount since March 17, hitting a total 101,739 from a previous 97,689

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy climbed by 812 to 11,591, reversing two days of declines

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in climbed by 812 to 11,591, reversing two days of declines

Italy's largest daily toll from the five-week-old epidemic was registered on Friday, when 919 people died

's largest daily toll from the five-week-old epidemic was registered on Friday, when 919 people died

Some 5,217 cases were recorded on Sunday and 5,974 on Saturday.

Of those originally infected nationwide, 14,620 had fully recovered on Monday, compared to 13,030 the day before.

There were 3,981 people in intensive care, up from a previous 3,906.

Civil Protection Service Chief Angelo Borrelli said: 'We saw 1,590 people recover in the past 24 hours. This is the highest number of recoveries recorded since the start of the pandemic.'

has registered more deaths than anywhere else in the world and accounts for more than a third of all global fatalities from the virus.

The Italian government has enforced a strict lockdown on citizens in a bid to stem the coronavirus. Streets like this one in Naples have become deserted

The Italian government has enforced a strict lockdown on citizens in a bid to stem the coronavirus. Streets like this one in Naples have become deserted

The World Health Organisation said the country's epidemic should start to stabilise after weeks in lockdown (pictured, a park in Genova)

The World Health Organisation said the country's epidemic should start to stabilise after weeks in lockdown (pictured, a park in Genova)

The country's largest daily toll from the five-week-old epidemic was registered on Friday, when 919 people died, and there were 889 deaths Saturday and 756 Sunday.

Riot and looting fears in 'powder keg' southern

Rioting has ripped through the south of as PM Giuseppe Conte faced claims he had lost his grip there.

Gangs have been using social media to plot attacks on stores in Palermo, Sicily.

Police were deployed to the streets but there are fears the mafia may take over.

City Mayor Leoluca Orlando told daily La Stampa: 'We need to act fast, more than fast. Distress could turn into violence.'   

But a study suggests will see no new coronavirus cases by the

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