Coronavirus, latest news: today in Italy 50,599 new cases and 141 deaths

New record of daily cases

The number of Coronavirus positivity cases recorded in the last 24 hours (50,599) marks a new record for the second consecutive day. The previous peaks were recorded yesterday (44,595 new cases) and last November 13, 2020: that day, the cases discovered in 24 hours were 40,901, while the hospitalized in intensive care were 2,230 (today, as mentioned, 1,038) and victims 550 (today 141).

In Lombardy 16,044 cases, ordinary hospitalizations drop

With 208,228 swabs carried out, the number of new Covid cases registered in Lombardy is 16,044, with a positive rate growing to 7.7% (yesterday 6.2%). Intensive care patients on the rise (+6, 168) and decreasing in the wards (-8, 1,400). There are 28 deaths, bringing the total to 34,887 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. As regards the provinces, the positives reported in Milan are 7,033 (of which 3,158 in the city of Milan), 993 in Bergamo, 1,070 in Brescia, 836 in Como, 333 in Cremona, 302 in Lecco, 468 in Lodi, 340 in Mantua, 1,399 in Monza and Brianza, 716 in Pavia, 190 in Sondrio and 1,565 in Varese.

In Emilia-Romagna 3,067 new cases and 22 deaths

Since the beginning of the epidemic caused by the new coronavirus, 502,188 positive cases have been recorded in Emilia-Romagna, 3,067 more than yesterday, of which 1,172 asymptomatic, out of a total of 47,902 swabs performed in the last 24 hours. The percentage of new positives, on the number of tests carried out since yesterday, is 6.4%.

In the last 24 hours, 22 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 (the youngest victim is a woman, who died in Reggio Emilia at the age of 50). In total, 14,104 people have disappeared from the beginning of the epidemic in the Emilia-Romagna region due to the new coronavirus.

In Calabria 5 deaths and 705 infections

Five deaths and infections still at high levels in Calabria: the new positives are 705, yesterday they were 691, found in the last 24 hours with 11,711 swabs (the highest number of daily tests performed so far, probably due to the coincidence with the return of residents outside the region for the Christmas holidays) and the rate which fell from 7.46 to 6.02%. The total death toll since the start of the pandemic rises to 1,572.


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