The epidemic curve in Italy is confirmed as growing.

There are 45,225 new cases of Covid

in the last 24 hours, compared to the 58,885 of yesterday

and above all the 36,632 of

last Wednesday,

an increase of almost 30% on a weekly basis

The processed swabs are 224,969 (yesterday 293,096) with a positivity rate that remains stable at 20.1%.   

There are 43 deaths today (yesterday 60)

, for a total of 177,300 victims since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Intensive care units increased by 16 units

(yesterday +15) and are now 171 with 33 admissions on the day;

ordinary hospitalizations are 259 more

(yesterday +294), for a total of 5,073. 

The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic rises to 22,648,063.

The discharged / healed in the last 24 hours are 27,251 (yesterday 35,350) for a total that rises to 21,961,023.

The currently positive are 17,929 more (yesterday +24,862) and reach 509,740

, of which 504,496 in home isolation.

This is what emerges from the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health.

The region with the highest number of cases is today Lombardy with 8,498 infections followed by Veneto (+6,509), Piedmont (+4,899), Emilia Romagna (+4,508) and Lazio (+3,474).

The updated situation in Italy and in the world