Italy has registered 138,474 fatalities linked to the virus since its outbreak emerged in February 2020, and has noted 6.975 million cases to day.
There were being 177 new admissions to intense treatment units, sharply up from 132 on Wednesday. The full number of intensive care people elevated to 1,467 from a earlier 1,428.
Just before Christmas just about 1,000 sufferers were being in intensive treatment. People in healthcare facility with COVID-19 – not which include people in intensive treatment – stood at 13,827 on Thursday, up from 13,364 a day earlier.
About 1.14 million exams for COVID-19 were carried out in the last working day, compared with a previous 1.09 million, the health ministry claimed.