The new increase in cases detected, explained that Italian government department, is due to the increase in diagnostic tests carried out, which reached 103,696, against 87,303 the previous day.
The number of daily deaths also rose from 14 on Tuesday to 20 today, bringing the total number of deaths to 35,758 since the first case of covid-19 was detected on 21 February.
The total number of infections is 302,537.
Hospitalizations increased again, with 59 more in the last 24 hours, currently totaling 2,902.
Hospitalizations in intensive care units also rose to 244, after five more newly infected people were admitted there.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 971,677 deaths and more than 31.6 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.