Italy reports 53 COVID deaths on Sunday, 197 new cases

# 20:50
7 June 2020

Italy reported 53 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday against 72 a day earlier and 197 new cases, down from 270 the day before, the Civil Protection department said, APA . reports quoting Reuters

The total death toll since the outbreak emerged on Feb. 21 now stands at 33,899, the agency said, the fourth highest in the world after those of the United States, Britain and Brazil. 

With a total number of confirmed cases at 234,998, Italy now has the seventh highest global tally. 

People registered as currently carrying the illness fell to 35,262 from 35,877 the day before. 

The northern region of Lombardy, where the outbreak was first identified, remains by far the worst affected region, accounting for 125 of the 197 new cases reported on Sunday. 

The next worst-hit region, Emilia Romagna, reported just 14 new cases and of the country’s 20 regions, the only others to register more than 10 new cases were Liguria with 13 and Lazio with 11.