Italy reports 417 coronavirus deaths on Monday, 12,916 new cases

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Italy reported 417 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday against 297 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 12,916 from 19,611.

Some 156,692 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 272,630, the health ministry said.

Italy has registered 108,350 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 3.54 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 29,163 on Monday, up from 28,701 a day earlier.

There were 192 new admissions to intens

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