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Italy registers almost 45,000 new coronavirus infections in one day, the highest number of the entire pandemic

Italy registers almost 45,000 new coronavirus infections in one day, the highest number of the entire pandemic

Italy registered 44,595 new infections of coronavirus In the last twenty-four hours, the highest number detected since the pandemic broke out, in February 2020, according to the bulletin published today by the Ministry of Health.

So far the highest peak of confirmed infections in the country was that of November 13, 2020, when 40,902 were detected, but at that time much fewer tests were being carried out (254,000 compared to the more than 901,000 carried out since yesterday Wednesday).

Also the dead were more. On the last day, there were 168 victims, while on November 13 there were 550.

With this new newsletter, in Italy 5,517,054 infections have been recorded since the start of the pandemic and 136,245 deaths.

On the other hand, hospital pressure continues to rise and currently 8.72 patients are admitted with different symptoms due to COVID-19, 178 more than yesterday, of which 1,023 require Intensive Care (+13).

The Government of Mario Draghi met today with its team of scientific advisers to think about measures to slow the advance of the virus, also fueled by the high contagion of the omicron strain, which already exceeds 28% of cases in the country.

Then it has met with its Council of Ministers this afternoon to approve a decree that, among other things, will force the use of the mask in open spaces and will prohibit parties and outdoor gatherings until the end of January.

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