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Italy reports 476 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, 13,447 new cases

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 476 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday against 358 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 13,447 from 9,789.

Italy has registered 115,088 deaths linked to COVID-19 sinceits outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highesttoll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in theworld. The country has reported 3.79 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those inintensive care – stood at 26,952 on Tuesday, down from 27,329 a day earlier.

There were 242 new admissions to intensive care units, up from 167 on Monday. The total number of intensive carepatients slightly decreased to 3,526 from a previous 3,593.

Some 304,990 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the pastday, compared with a previous 190,635, the health ministry said.

(Reporting by Giulia Segreti, editing by Gianluca Semeraro)

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