What’s the latest news on the coronavirus situation in Italy?

What's the latest news on the coronavirus situation in Italy?
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Here's the latest news on the current coronavirus situation in Italy and the measures being taken by the Italian authorities.

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News summary:

Thursday April 29th

Italy registered 10.585 new cases in the last 24 hours and there were another 267 deaths, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Some 327.169 Covid tests were carried out, in line with the average in recent weeks, official data showed.

The test result positivity rate rose to 3,2% from 2.9% the day before.

There are now 407.129 known positive cases – a decrease of 6.760 on Wednesday.

Hospitalisations and intensive care admissions were also both down on Wednesday.

The death toll since the start of the pandemic is 122.005.

The total official case tally in Italy is over four million.

Italy had administered more than 21.5 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Friday evening, according to the official figures. Some 6.5 million people in the country are fully vaccinated with both shots, equal to slightly over 10 percent of the population.

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