Italy tops 5,000 daily coronavirus cases for first time since March

ROME (Reuters) – The Ministries of Health said on Friday the first time that Italy had recorded 5,372 new coronavirus infections in one single day since March. It is confirmed by 5,372 new infections.

The Friday against 22 the day before there were already 28 COVID-related deaths – significantly smaller than at the peak of the March and April pandemic in Italy.

Italy was Europe's first nation to be slammed with COVID-19 and, in February, the continent's second-highest death rate with 36,111 deaths since the epidemic.

The government has managed to contain the contagion by the summer due to one of the most stringent lockdowns in the country. However, fresh diseases have been on the increase over the past 3 months and they double in last week's figures.

Since April 12th the nation reported for the first time on Thursday more than 4,000 cases a day.

Neverthing less than many other big European countries , such as France, spain and Britain, Italy also has relatively less every day events.

The last time Italy saw 5,000 cases a day was on 29 March, 5,217 infections with national lockout announced.

Around 756 people were killed the same day.

(Gavin Jones report)