With greater than 15,000 lifeless, Italy has the world's highest demise toll from illness, accounting by itself for almost 1 / 4 of all deaths globally.
Italy announced its lowest COVID-19 death rate on Sunday for more than two weeks on Sunday, as authorities began considering a second phase of the battle against the new coronavirus after the lockdown imposed nearly a month ago is finally relaxed.
The governor of Region Lombardy, the coronavirus worst-hit region of Italy, Attilio Fontana wears a fece mask as he walks in Milan, Italy, Sunday, April 5, 2020.
There has also been another drop in the number of people entering intensive care (-17 since Saturday) and deaths in Lombardy - the national epicentre of the pandemic (-276).
The Italian government is preparing a five-point plan for the controlled reopening of the country as its coronavirus epidemic abates, Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, said on Sunday.
But civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli said Monday that the data were still being carefully assessed and that any definitive ruling was premature.
"But we should not let our guard down", he warned.
"If we're not rigorous, we risk throwing away all the efforts we've made", Speranza said in separate comments to the Corriere della Sera, a daily in Italy.
Current infections grew 2% from Sunday to reach 93,187 - the slowest rise in over a week and one of the lowest since the start of the outbreak.
In total 691,461 people have been tested, 128,948 of whom have been diagnosed with Covid-19.
The country is also reportedly planning to build more coronavirus-specific hospitals across the country.
The government s final proposal involves using phone apps to "strengthen contract tracing" - a controversial measure that has been tried in countries such as South Korea and Israel.