The number of positive coronavirus cases in Italy now stands at 98,467, a drop of 1,513 since yesterday. The country has taken the first delicate steps towards lifting its lockdown, with around 4 million returning to work this week.

Since Monday, 236 people died from the virus, an increase of 0.81%. The death toll now stands at 29,315.

The number of patients in intensive care also continues to drop. There were 1,427 patients in intensive care today, 52 fewer than yesterday. The number of recoveries increased by 2,352 cases to a total of 85,231.

The total number of cases in Italy so far, including deaths and recoveries, is 213,013.