Italy reports 60,029 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, 322 deaths

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Italy reported 60,029 Covid-19 related cases on Tuesday, against 24,408 the day before, the health ministry said, while the number of deaths rose to 322 from 201.

Italy has registered 153,512 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February 2020, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth highest in the world. The country has reported 12.55 million cases to date. Patients in hospital with COVID-19 – not including those in intensive care – stood at 13,076 on Tuesday, down from 13,375 a day earlier.

There were 82 new admissions to intensive care units, up from 55 on Monday. The total number of intensive care patients fell to 896 from a previous 928. Some 603,639 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 231,766, the health ministry said.

Meanwhile, Ohio reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 12,492 new cases. That’s down 43.8% from the previous week’s tally of 22,211 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Ohio ranked 48th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 42% from the week before, with 722,053 cases reported. With 3.51% of the country’s population, Ohio had 1.73% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, three states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Ottawa County reported 18 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 33 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 8,269 cases and 133 deaths.

Across Ohio, cases fell in 86 counties, with the best declines in Franklin County, with 1,343 cases from 2,262 a week earlier; in Hamilton County, with 799 cases from 1,486; and in Montgomery County, with 519 cases from 1,196.

Ohio ranked 43rd among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 62.7% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 76.1%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Saturday, Ohio reported administering another 92,643 vaccine doses, including 18,151 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 116,624 vaccine doses, including 24,380 first doses. In all, Ohio reported it has administered 17,152,418 total doses.

Within Ohio, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Lawrence County with 429 cases per 100,000 per week; Van Wert County with 417; and Gallia County with 405. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

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