The Italian government confirmed 162 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, adding that thirteen more people have died in the past 24 hours, putting the country on the threshold of 35,000 deaths since the pandemic started.
The Department of Health has detailed on its website that 243,506 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while 34,997 in the country have died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
It was also highlighted that 196,016 patients have been discharged to date, which puts the number of currently active cases in the transalpine country at 12,493, which has seen a decrease in infections in recent data.
The Ministry also pointed out that Lombardy, the region most affected with 95,236 cases, one day registered the highest number of new cases with 63. This is followed by the total number of Piedmont at 31,515; Emilia-Romagna at 28,989; and Veneto with 19,441.