MILAN: Italy reported 467 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday (Mar 31) against 529 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 23,904 from 16,017.
Some 351,221 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 301,451, the health ministry said.
Italy has registered 109,346 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 3.58 million cases to date.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 29,180 on Wednesday, down from 29,231 a day earlier.
There were 283 new admissions to intensive care units, slightly up from 269 on Tuesday. The total number of intensive care patients edged down to 3,710 from a previous 3,716.