The number of new infections is the lowest since 14 October 14, although less tests have been done than usual, as usually happens during the weekends.

Despite the downward trend, pressure in hospitals has been rising.

Of the 447,589 active cases of covid-19, the majority are at home, with 22,512 people hospitalised, 2,252 of whom are in intensive care, according to the Spanish news agency EFE.

Italy has already used a total of 1,991,701 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, with 648,640 people receiving the two necessary doses.

Today, many Italians were able to return to restaurants and bars until 6 pm, and in Rome, where restrictions were also eased, museums reopened.