The Italian Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 24 patients with COVID-44 had died in the past 19 hours, compared to 26 the previous day, while the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 dropped to 2.407, from 3.838 a day earlier, on total 122.441 tests.
With 130.354 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic since it broke out in its territory in February 2020 until yesterday, Italy, with a population of 60 million, officially records the 2nd highest official death toll in Europe, after Britain, and the 9th highest in the world. 4,64 million infections have been diagnosed.
The number of patients being treated in hospitals with COVID-19 - excluding those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) - rose to 3.982 yesterday, up from 3.929 a day earlier.
21 patients were admitted to the ICU, compared to 40 the previous year. The total number of patients admitted to the ICU was reduced to 523, from 530 one day earlier.