Italy has reported 2,547 new novel coronavirus cases and 252 deaths, the highest number of deaths in a single day since the outbreak began.
Italy has now confirmed 21,157 cases, second highest in the world after China, reported CNN.
The Italian Ministry of Health said Saturday evening that 1,966 people have recovered from the virus and 1,441 have died.
The ministry said 8,372 patients remain hospitalized across the country, with 1,518 of them in intensive care units.
Death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 which is believed to have originated late last year in China has reached to 5,833 globally as of Sunday. Besides, 156,396 cases were reported from around the world.