Italy continues with the increasing rate in the number of new cases, after adding others 1,600 more in the last day, while there has also been a continuous increase in patients admitted to the ICU for COVID-19.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, in the last day there have been 1,616 new positives and ten deaths. With this, the pandemic leaves 284,796 cases and 35,597 deaths in the country.
Regarding the patients admitted to the ICU, there are already 175, eleven more than on Thursday, while so far 212,432 have managed to overcome the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
According to a report from the Ministry and the Higher Institute of Health (ISS), “as of June, probably due to the reopening of May 4 and 18 and June 3,” the national level of infections has registered “a slight but steady increase” which has caused the transmission rate to “exceed the threshold of 1 on August 16.”
By September 2, according to the pandemic situation report for the week of August 31 to September 6, the transmission rate was 1.14, that is, each patient infected more than one person.