The Italian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that 24 patients with COVID-67 had died in the previous 19 hours, the same number as the previous one, while the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 increased to 3.970, compared to 3.377 a day earlier, on a total of 292.872 tests.
With 130.488 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. 4,65 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) - fell to 3.796 yesterday, up from 3.937 a day earlier.
40 patients were admitted to the ICU, compared to 38 the previous year. The total number of patients admitted to the ICU was reduced to 513, from 516 one day earlier.