New infections in Italy as of Friday rose by 3,021, an increase from the 2,646 the day before, according to Reuters.
Deaths, however, climbed by 420 — the smallest daily tally since March 19, the report said, citing Italy’s Civil Protection Agency. That was a decline from 464 the day before.
That brought its total number of confirmed cases to 192,994, the third highest after the U.S. and Spain.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said last week that the country will start lifting lockdown measures from May 4, but that the re-opening will be cautious and gradual, according to Reuters.