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COVID-19: Italy registers 26,561 new cases, 89 more deaths

Positivity rate down to 11.4%

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 20 - Italy has registered 26,561 new COVID-19 cases and 89 coronavirus-linked deaths in the last 24-hour period, the health ministry said on Friday.
    That is down from 30,317 new cases and 108 deaths on Thursday.
    The ministry said 233,745 COVID tests had been done in 24 hours and the positivity rate was 11.4%.
    That compares to 247,471 tests and a positivity rate of 12.2% on Thursday.
    It said 307 COVID patients were in intensive care in Italy, a drop of one in a day.
    There are 6,812 coronavirus patients in ordinary hospital wards, a drop of 208. (ANSA).
   

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