Italy saw the smallest increase in new cases since its outbreak began, and there were nearly as many recoveries as new infections in the past 24 hours


The total number of coronavirus cases in Italy, including those who have recovered and those who have died, has reached at least 101,739, the Civil Protection Agency said Monday.  

However, the number of new cases of coronavirus in Italy has decreased for the fifth day in a row. 

Italy recorded 1,648 new cases on Monday, bringing the total of active cases to 75,528. The percentage increase of new active cases — 2.2% — is the lowest since the start of the outbreak in the country.