COVID-19: Italy registers 5,696 new cases, 15 deaths

Italy's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 128,010

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 28 - The health ministry said Wednesday that Italy has registered 5,696 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 15 coronavirus sufferers died here in that time.
    On Tuesday there were 4,552 new COVID cases and 24 deaths.
    Italy's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 128,010.
    The ministry said 248,472 COVID tests had been done in the last 24 hours, up from 241,890 on Tuesday.
    The positivity rate was 2.3%, compared to 1.9% on Tuesday.
    The ministry said 183 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care in Italy, six fewer than on Tuesday.
    But 1,685 coronavirus patients were being treated in ordinary hospital wards, 74 more than on Tuesday. (ANSA).


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