Italy registers new increase in deaths by covid-19; total passes 8 thousand


Italy has again registered an increase in the number of new deaths caused by the coronavirus in the country. From yesterday to today, 712 more people died victims of the covid-19, 29 more than registered from Tuesday to Wednesday (683).

Earlier, local authorities even announced a slight drop in new deaths, to 662. Now, however, the data has been corrected, pointing to an additional 50 deaths.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data published daily by Corriere della Sera, 80,539 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Italy. Of these, 8,215 died and another 10,361 recovered. Today, the country has 62,013 still sick.

Of the patients with symptoms, 3,612 are in intensive care units (ICUs) and 33,648 are in isolation at home, according to Corriere.

The Lombardy region, whose capital is Milan, leads the number of cases (34,889), including dead and already cured. Emilia-Romagna (10,816), from the capital Bologna; Veneto (6,935), from Venice; and Piedmont (6,534), from Turin, appear shortly thereafter.

Italy is currently the European country most affected by the pandemic. Just behind it, however, comes Spain, which today has passed the 4,000 mark killed by the new coronavirus, with more than 56,000 infected.

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