efe-epaBy Cristina Cabrejas Rome

Another 889 Italians succumbed to the coronavirus overnight, bringing the country's death toll to 10,023, but the number of new infections continues to trend downward, the Civil Protection Agency said Saturday.

Active cases - excluding fatalities and those who have recovered - climbed by 3,651 to 70,075. That represents a 5 percent increase over 24 hours, compared with an advance of 7 percent from Thursday to Friday.