Total number of coronavirus cases in Italy passes 200,000

Total number of coronavirus cases in Italy passes 200,000
An aerial view of St. Mark's Square in Venice. Photo: Marco Sabadin/AFP
Italy reported another 2,091 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, meaning the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak began in the country is now over 200,000.

According to the latest data released by Italy's Department for Civil Protection, there have now been 201,505 cases in total.

382 new deaths between Monday and Tuesday pushed the country's death toll up to 27,359.

There are currently 105,205 people known to be infected with COVID-19 in Italy.

Figures showed that another 2,317 people had recovered, making a total of 68,941.

The department said there are currently 1,863 coronavirus patients in intensive care, 93 fewer than on Monday, as the downward trend continued

The number of patients currently hospitalized with symptoms also fell, in total 19,723 (630 fewer than yesterday), as well as the number of people in intensive care (1,863, a fall of 93).

The vast majority of new cases were recorded in Lombardy, which remains by far the worst-hit region in Italy.

The sparsely-populated Basilicata region reported zero new cases.

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