From over 52,000 deaths, 8 children, 19 teens died after contracting Covid-19 in Italy
This breakthrough discovery indicates that COVID-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.
Italy has reported 1.066 million coronavirus infections and 45,589 deaths to date.
On Wednesday, Italy, one of the European countries hit hardest by COVID-19, surpassed the one-million infections mark.
The ratio of positive cases to the total number of swabs taken was 17.1%.
The new measures will be in place until 3 December.
The number of patients in intensive care rose above 2,000. The amount is higher than when Italy went into a nationwide lockdown during the first wave.