Italy reported 70,520 COVID-19-related cases on Saturday, compared with 73,212 cases a day earlier, the Health Ministry said, while the daily death toll fell from 202 people. 143 people left.
Italy has recorded 162,609 deaths related to COVID-19 since the outbreak in February 2020, the second highest number in Europe after the UK and the eighth highest in the world. The country has reported 16.1 million cases so far.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – excluding those in intensive care – stood at 9,914 on Saturday, down from 10,076 a day earlier.
There were 43 new cases admitted to intensive care units, down from 46 on Friday. The total number of intensive care patients was 409, down from 411 previously.
The Ministry of Health said about 421,533 tests for COVID-19 were carried out yesterday, compared with 437,193 previously.
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