The Italian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 24 patients with COVID-70 had died in the previous 19 hours, compared to 44 the previous day, while the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 increased to 2.697, compared to 1.597 a day earlier, for a total of 662.000 tests
With 131.655 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, is currently the second heaviest official death toll in Europe, after Britain, and the ninth highest in the world. . 4,72 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 2.423 yesterday, from 2.428 on Monday.
27 patients were admitted to the ICU, compared to 26 the previous year. The total number of patients admitted to the ICU dropped to 355, from 358 on Monday.