Coronavirus Death Toll in Italy Surpasses 60,000

Coronavirus Death Toll in Italy Surpasses 60,000

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Italy recorded on Sunday another 564 deaths from covid-19, which increases the total number of victims of the disease, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 60,078, according to the Ministry of Health.

Also according to official data, the number of infection cases jumped to 1,728,878, with 18,887 counted in the last 24 hours.

Currently, there are 17,186 people hospitalized with covid-19 throughout the country, with 3,454 patients being in the ICUs (Intensive Care Units), which is 63 less than the day before.

According to the Ministry of Health, 17,186 people have recovered from infection with the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

As it happened yesterday, the Veneto region had the greatest number of contagions again, surpassing Lombardy, the most affected since the beginning of the pandemic, with 3,444 and 2,413 cases respectively.

Last week, the Italian government passed a new decree with limitations in view of the Christmas break. Among other measures, Italy will impose a two-week quarantine on those who return from abroad between December 21 and January 6.

On these dates, travel between regions will be prohibited, and on December 25th and 26th and January 1st it will not be possible to leave the municipality.

There will be a curfew between 10 pm and 5 am, with the exception of New Year’s Day, when it will be extended until 7 am local time, on January 1, 2021. In addition, ski resorts can only open after 6 January.

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