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Italy reports 51 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new cases

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Italy reports 51 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new cases
Italy reports 51 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 4,578 new cases   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">ROME</span> – Italy reported 51 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 66 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose marginally to 4,578 from 4,552.</p> <p>Italy has registered 130,284 deaths linked to <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the ninth-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.63 million cases to date.</p> <p>Patients in hospital with <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 3,958 on Saturday, down from 3,989 a day earlier.</p> <p>There were 31 new admissions to intensive care units, down from 34 on Friday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 519 from a previous 525.</p> <p>Some 355,933 tests for <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 284,579, the health ministry said.</p> <p/> </div>