Over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in Italy

Death toll up by 28

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 9 - The health ministry said Friday that Italy has registered 5,372 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
    That was up from 4,458 new cases on Thursday as the country's contagion curve continued to rise sharply.
    The ministry said 28 COVID-19 sufferers have died in the last 24 hours.
    It said 129,471 swab tests were taken in a single day.
    Almost 1,000 of the new cases, 983, were registered in Lombardy, the worst-hit region.
    Campania had 769, Veneto 595 and Tuscany 483.
    At the moment 70,110 people are known to be positive for COVID-19 in Italy.
    The ministry said 387 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care units, up 29 in a day.
    The number of coronavirus patients in other hospital departments was up by 161 to 4,086. (ANSA).


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