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Italy sets new record with 15,199 new virus cases

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
Italy reported 15,199 new coronavirus cases, a new single day record since the start of the pandemic.
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According to Health Ministry data, almost 178,000 swab tests were performed over the past day.

Topics: Italy

Once the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe, Italy also registered 127 new deaths, up from 89 Tuesday, bringing the death toll in the country to 36,832.

Italy continues to see a rising trend in new coronavirus cases in several regions, led by the northern Lombardy region, which on Wednesday registered the higher number of new cases, at over 4,000.

Both Lombardy and the southern Campania regions were the first two to introduce local curfews this week.