Italy reports 360 deaths from Covid-19, second day of rise | News

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The Italian Ministry of Health reported this Friday 360 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the second consecutive day with an increase in the number of deaths for a total of 140,548 fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.

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In addition, 186,253 patients with the Sars-Cov-2 virus were confirmed for a cumulative of 8,356,514 people confirmed since the beginning of this disease in February 2020.

“An acute epidemic situation is confirmed in the week of follow-up with a weekly incidence that at the national level reaches the value of 1,988 cases per 100,000 inhabitants with a transmission rate in the country that remains significantly above the epidemic threshold”, specified the health institution through an official statement.

The ministerial body declared that 13 Italian regions “are classified as High Risk (or equivalent to High Risk) of an uncontrolled and unmanageable epidemic, and five regions are placed at moderate risk with a high probability of progression to high risk.”

For its part, the Higher Institute of Health (ISS), indicated an increase in the national incidence of the disease, going from 1,669 to 1,988 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the week of January 7 to 13.

The figures reported in the weekly balance confirmed that the number of active people increased from 2,323,518 to 2,398,828, of which 19,698 are in rehabilitation units, and 1,679 in intensive care.

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