Italy continues to grow new cases after adding another 1,600 on the last day, and the number of patients admitted to intensive care for COVID-19 has also steadily increased.
According to the latest data from the Health Department, there were 1,616 new positives and ten deaths on the final day. With that, the pandemic leaves 284,796 cases and 35,597 deaths in the country.
The number of patients admitted to the intensive care unit is 175, eleven more than on Thursday, while 212,432 have so far managed to overcome the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
According to a report by the Ministry of Health and the Higher Institute of Health (ISS), “from June, probably due to the reopening on May 4th and 18th and June 3rd,” the national infection rate has seen a slight but registered constant increase “which has led to this that the transfer index “exceeded the threshold of 1 on August 16. “
By September 2, the transmission rate was 1.14 according to the pandemic status report for the week of August 31 to September 6, which means that each patient infected more than one person.