Italy recorded nearly 1,600 more infections and another ten deaths on the final day, confirming the upward trend of the past few days, albeit at levels far from the worst data at the height of the pandemic.
The 1,597 cases recorded in the past 24 hours since the pandemic began totaling 283,180, while the deaths are 35,587 according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
In addition, an additional 613 patients were discharged on the final day, bringing the total to 211,885 people who have overcome COVID-19 in Italy. In contrast, 164 patients were admitted to the intensive care unit, fourteen more than on Wednesday.
“Although the number of daily registered cases is similar to late February, the epidemiological phase is completely different,” the Higher Institute of Health (ISS) said in a report. As a result, most of the cases were symptomatic and the rate of infection was above 2 – one person infected two others.
Now hospitals are not saturated, although “the increase in diagnosed cases confirms that the virus is being imported both at the community level and from other countries,” the agency added.