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Italy reports 182 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 7,567 new cases

Reuters WORLD
Published May 14,2021
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People arrive at the port of Vulcano on the island of Vulcano island, in the Sicylian Aeolian archipelago on May 14, 2021, were a vaccination campaign against Covid-19 is currently taking place. AFP Photo

Italy reported 182 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 201 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 7,567 from 8,085.

Italy has registered 123,927 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 4.15 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - stood at 13,050 on Friday, down from 13,608 a day earlier.

There were 99 new admissions to intensive care units, up from 81 on Thursday. The total number of intensive care patients edged down to 1,860 from a previous 1,893.

Some 298,186 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 287,026 , the health ministry said.