MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported 305 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday against 256 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 9,116 from 5,948.
Italy has registered 121,738 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 4.06 million cases to date.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 18,176 on Tuesday, down from 18,395 a day earlier.
There were 136 new admissions to intensive care units, up from 121 on Monday. The total number of intensive care patients slightly fell to 2,423 from a previous 2,490.
Some 315,506 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 121,829, the health ministry said.
(Reporting by Cristina Carlevaro, editing by Sabina Suzzi)