Italy reports 462 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 22,211 new cases

Italy reports 462 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 22,211 new cases
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Italy reported 462 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 555 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 22,211 from 23,477, APA reports quoting Reuters.

There were 157,524 swab tests carried out in the past day, the ministry said, down from a previous 186,004.

Italy has seen an official total of 74,621 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21, the highest toll in Europe and the fifth highest in the world.

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