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Italy reports 51 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new cases

Italy reports 51 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new cases

FILE PHOTO: A long queue is seen as people wait to enter the Colosseum on the day Italy brings in tougher restrictions where a Green Pass (health pass) will be required to access an array of services and leisure activities in Rome, Italy, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

ROME: Italy reported 51 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday (Sep 18) against 66 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose marginally to 4,578 from 4,552.

Italy has registered 130,284 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the ninth-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.63 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 3,958 on Saturday, down from 3,989 a day earlier.

There were 31 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 34 on Friday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 519 from a previous 525.

Some 355,933 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 284,579, the health ministry said.

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Source: Reuters

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