ROME: According to the health ministry Italy reported 51 coronavirus related deaths on Saturday against 66th day before while the daily tally of new infections rose marginally to 4,578 from 4,552.
Compared to a day earlier cases stood at 3,958 from 3,989 in hospital with patients infected with COVID-19 though not counting intensive care. Also, Italy has recorded 130,284 deaths from COVID-19 since the outbreak last February, the second highest number in Europe after Britain and the ninth highest in the world. The country has reported 4.63 million cases to date.
Therefore, 355,933 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in the past day, compared to 284,579 earlier, the health ministry said.