2020 was the year in which 746.146 deaths were recorded in Italy, ie 100.526 more than in the five years 2015-2019. These data are contained in a study by the Italian Institute of Statistics (Istat), which was carried out in collaboration with the Italian Higher Institute of Health.
The researchers added that 10,2% of deaths were due to the coronavirus pandemic and that the total number of people who died last year on an annual basis was higher than the corresponding number after the end of World War II.
Today in Italy 24.036 cases of coronavirus were recorded, with 297 deaths. A total of 378.463 diagnostic tests were performed, 6,3% of which were positive for Covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 99.271 people and 3.023.129 people have died in the country. infected with the new coronavirus.
The coronavirus transmission rate Rt, from 0,99 last week, has now risen to 1,06. According to the officials of the Italian Higher Institute of Health, at this stage, "the virus is transmitted, mainly in homes, to families." The areas in which this situation is considered more difficult at this stage are those with the capital Ancona, L'Aquila, Bologna, Naples, Milan and Trieste.