The Civil Protection Department said Tuesday that 77,635 people are currently infected with the coronavirus in Italy, a rise of 2,107 on Monday.
That is higher than the daily rise of 1,648 registered on Monday but lower than Sunday’s increase of 3,815.
The department said 12,428 people have died with the coronavirus in Italy, 837 more than Monday. Monday’s rise was 812. It said 15,729 people have now recovered from the coronavirus in Italy, 1,109 more than Monday. That compares to Monday’s daily rise of 1,590. The overall number of people to have contracted the virus, including the deceased and those who have recovered, is now 105,792.
Meanwhile five more doctors have died in Italy from coronavirus, the Italian Federation of doctors said on Tuesday. There have now been at least 66 deaths of doctors since the outbreak in Italy started. At least 8,956 health care workers have been infected with Covid-19. That’s an increase of more that 500 cases in the past few days.
In another development, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that he will be meeting the centre-right opposition on the coronavirus emergency at 9:30 on Wednesday morning, sourced said Tuesday.
The meeting will take place at the premier’s office.
Conte has been liaising with the opposition, led by nationalist League party leader Matteo Salvini and also featuring neofascist Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni and centre-right Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, on the government’s latest moves in the virus crisis.
Via ANSA /