Italy reports 421 coronavirus deaths today, 7,767 new cases

Some 112,962 tests for Covid-19 were carried out in the past day. — Reuters pic
Some 112,962 tests for Covid-19 were carried out in the past day. — Reuters pic

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MILAN, April 6 — Italy reported 421 coronavirus-related deaths today against 296 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 7,767 from 10,680 the day before.

Some 112,962 tests for Covid-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 102,795, the health ministry said.

Italy has registered 111,747 deaths linked to Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 3.69 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with Covid-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 29,337 today, up from 28,785 a day earlier.

There were 221 new admissions to intensive care units, up from 192 yesterday. The total number of intensive care patients edged up to 3,743 from a previous 3,737. — Reuters

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