COVID: Another case upsurge, 19,886 in 24 hrs, 308 victims

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 25 – Thursday saw another upsurge in COVID
cases in Italy, 19,886 up in the last 24 hours, and 308 new
victims, the health ministry said.
    This compared with Wednesday’s rise of 16,424 cases, with 318
more deaths.
    Some 353,704 tests were carried out, compared to 340,247
Wednesday.
    The positivity rate rose 0.8%, from 4.8% Wednesday to 5.6%
Thursday.
    Lombardy passed 4,000 cases with almost 1,000 in Brescia and a
positivity rate of 8.2%.
    Intensive care cases across Italy were up 11 and hospital
admissions up 40.
    The death toll since the start of the epidemic in Italy is now
96,974. (ANSA).
   

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