Italy Has Fewer Deaths From Viruses, Cases Rise

Italy Has Fewer Deaths From Viruses, Cases Rise

The death toll from coronavirus outbreaks in Italy has increased from 727 to 13,155, according to the Civil Protection Agency, significantly lower than on the previous day and the lowest daily count since 26 March.

However, the number of new cases on Wednesday increased sharply than on Tuesday, increasing by 4782 compared to the previous 4053, bringing the total infections since the outbreak on 21 February to 110,574.

In Lombardy, the epicenter of the outbreak, the daily death counts and cases were both higher than those of the day before, reversing the recent trend.

Of those initially infected across the country, 16,847 had fully recovered on Wednesday, compared to 15,729 the day before.

There were 4035 Intensive Care, up from the previous 4023.

Italy has recorded more deaths than anywhere else in the world and accounts for about 30% of all global deaths from the virus.

Italy's biggest daily epidemic toll was recorded last Friday, when 919 people died.

889 deaths occurred on Saturday, 756 on Sunday, 812 on Monday and 837 on Tuesday.