The number of people who died in the coronavirus epidemic in Italy increased by 246 in the last 24 hours to 97 thousand 945.
According to the data announced by the Italian Ministry of Health, 13 thousand 114 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 170 thousand 633 tests in the country in the last 24 hours. Thus, the total number of cases has reached 2 million 938 thousand 371 since the outbreak started.
The number of active patients in the country rose to 424 thousand 333 and the number of intensive care patients to 2 thousand 289.
While the number of those who lost their lives increased by 246 to 97 thousand 945, the number of those who recovered reached 2 million 416 thousand 93 with an increase of 10 thousand 894.
More than 4 million people were vaccinated
In the country where vaccination started on December 27, 2020, the number of vaccinations reached 4 million 354 thousand 8.
It was announced that 1 million 411 thousand 663 of those vaccinated were those who received the second dose.
“There are signals that the epidemic curve is rising”
Health Minister Roberto Speranza emphasized that the coming weeks will be difficult. “Contagion is increasing significantly and therefore we still need to fight with all the energy. “There are signals from all regions that the epidemic curve is rising.”