"On the bright side, we have four recoveries, all in Liguria. We have 1,049 infected, 29 people died and 50 recovered," he told reporters at a press conference.
The infection toll from the previous day stood at 821, with 21 deaths.
A majority of people who came down with the COVID-19 disease have no or mild symptoms and have been asked to self-isolate, Borelli said. Hospitals ran some 18,000 tests to identify those infected.