Italy reports 541 COVID-19-related deaths in past 24 hours
The latest figure is a drop from 686 the day before.
A total of 20,648 new infections has also been recorded, down from 26,323 on Saturday, the heath ministry said.
The first Western country hit by the virus, Italy has seen 54,904 COVID-19 fatalities since its outbreak emerged in February, the second highest toll in Europe after Britain.
It has also registered 1.585 million cases to date.