MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported 501 coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday against 467 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections decreased to 23,649 from 23,904.
Some 356,085 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 351,221, the health ministry said.
Italy has registered 109,847 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 3.6 million cases to date.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 28,949 on Thursday, down from 29,180 a day earlier.
There were 244 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 283 on Wednesday. The total number of intensive care patients were down to 3,681 from a previous 3,710.
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