Italy reported 59 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, compared with 60 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 7,548 from 6,076.
Italy has registered 128,914 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.502 million cases to date.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 4,023 on Wednesday, down slightly from 4,036 a day earlier.
There were 34 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 46 on Tuesday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 499 from a previous 504.
Some 244,420 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 266,246, the health ministry said.