Italy's daily virus count hits new high

Italy is reporting a new daily record in coronavirus infections - 37,809 - and 446 deaths, the highest daily figure since May 2.

The total infection count now stands at 862,681 cases while the overall death toll has risen to 40,638, data from the Health Ministry and the civil protection agency stated on Friday.

COVID-19 patients under intensive care have reached 2515, a day-to-day increase of 124, a figure that is up by more than 750 compared to Friday a week ago.