The number of diagnosed corona infections in Italy has risen to over a million.
Nearly 33,000 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to well over a million, the health ministry said.
Italy was the first country in Western Europe to have to deal with the virus that initially appeared in China at the beginning of this year.
Especially the region around the city of Bergamo was hit unprecedentedly hard.
Like many other countries, Italy is facing a second wave. In the past 24 hours, the number of deaths from infection grew by 623, the highest number in six months.
The total number of people who did not survive the infection has risen to almost 43,000.