COVID-19: Italy logs 28,630 new cases and 281 fatalities

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The health ministry said that Italy registered 28,630 COVID-19 related cases on Monday, against 51,959 the day before, while the figures of fatalities to 281 from 191.

Italy has reported 151,296 deaths due to COVID-19 since its outburst emerged in February 2020, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth highest globally. The nation has reported 12.1 million cases to date.

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Patients in hospital with COVID-19, excluding those in intensive care, stood at 16,050 on Monday, down from 16,060 a day earlier.

Sixty-three new infections to intensive care units were down from 66 on Sunday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 1,173 from a previous 1,190.

The health ministry said that some 283,891 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 462,881.

Travellers are only allowed to use private transport to reach their final destination in Italy. Additionally, all travellers must call the COVID-19 helpline for the region they are visiting after arrival to inform local authorities of the visit.

Travellers are required to self-isolate for ten days on arrival at their residence or accommodation, and a COVID-19 test will be administered at the end of this period.

Evidence of a negative molecular swab test taken within the last 72 hours must be provided upon arrival. Alternatively, proof of a negative antigen test can be presented and taken within 24 hours.

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Various regions across Italy have been organized into colour-coded levels to classify the restrictions. Most of Italy’s regions are classified as the ‘Yellow Zone’. A ‘Super Green Pass’ (EU Digital Certificate) is mandatory to acquire most facilities and establishments or participate in specific programs.

 

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