Italy’s mortality rate up 21% July 1-15 due to heat waves

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The Italian mortality rate was up 21% from July 1-15 due to this summer’s heat waves, the Italian health ministry announced.
This resulted in 733 deaths in the 33 cities subject to monitoring, it said.
In June the rate was 9% up, the ministry said.
The cities with the highest rate rises in the first half of July were Latina (+72%), Bari (+56%), Viterbo (+52%), Cagliari (+51%), and Catanzaro (+48%).


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