Speaking at a televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that 46,638 active infections have been recorded and 5,476 have died since the pandemic first broke out in northern Italy on February 21.
About 602 deaths were recorded Monday, well below the world record of 793 deaths last Saturday.
Italy's Civil Protection Agency confirmed 4,789 new cases on Monday, just about 700 fewer than the day-to-day building up of five, 560 new cases reported from an afternoon previous.
Italy may have 10 times the number of virus cases than officially reported, the emergency chief Angelo Borrelli told daily La Repubblica in an interview.
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Italy declared on January 31 a six-month national state of emergency due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The latest figures show nearly 64,000 people have been infected and 6,077 have died from the infection in barely a month, making Italy the worst-affected country in the world, with close to double the number of fatalities in China, where the virus emerged a year ago.
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During a television address to the nation, he said: "We will slow down the country's productive engine, but we will not stop it". And in neighbouring New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that the disruption is likely to last for months, not weeks .
Despite indications that deaths as a result from Covid-19 were slowing down over the weekend in Italy, with 651 deaths reported on Sunday (22nd March 2020) and 601 deaths reported on Monday (23rd March 2020), Tuesday's death count reversed all indications of a declining death toll.
It could also potentially explain what seems to be a much higher death rate in the country than in other countries.
But Italian virologist Roberto Burioni said the figures were "not particularly reliable" because the country was primarily testing people who already exhibited flu-like symptoms.
The variety of circumstances in the area, which incorporates Italy's monetary capital Milan, elevated by some 2,543 to roughly 34,890, the source mentioned.
"We created 80 places to face this emergency which is devastating our province", said Mario Carminati, a Seriate parish preist.
The numbers are improving 'and the containment measures are delivering the desired effect, even if we are in the initial phase of the slowdown, ' the research council said.