Italy added 23,059 new cases of coronavirus and 431 deaths in the last twenty-four hours, the Ministry of Health reported today. It also exceeded 7 million inoculated doses.

The 23,059 cases detected this Wednesday represent an increase of 2,663 new infected compared to the previous day, despite the fact that the number of tests carried out was slightly lower: 369,084 analyzes compared to 369,375 on Tuesday.

Deaths were lower than 502 on Tuesday, when the worst figure since January was recorded, and this Wednesday there were 431, a number that remains high compared to the previous weeks, in which the deaths were between 200 and the 380 newspapers.

Hospital pressure continues to grow and, of the 539,008 current positives for coronavirus, 29,834 are admitted, 480 more ill than the day before. Of these, 3,317 also receive intensive care (+61).

For its part, the vaccination campaign today exceeded seven million inoculated doses, 7,101,882, and 2,180,085 people have been immunized with the two necessary doses.

In addition, Italy will resume vaccination with AstraZeneca if this Thursday the European Medicines Agency (EMA) maintains its positive recommendation on the drug.

Italian health authorities suspended vaccination with AstraZeneca on Monday as a “temporary and precautionary measure” in the face of recent cases of thrombosis in Europe, “pending the conclusion of the additional analysis carried out by the EMA,” explained Mario Draghi’s Government.

Italy decreed last week the tightening of restrictions to contain infections until April 6, and all regions that exceed the weekly incidence of 250 infections per 100,000 inhabitants will go to the “red zone”, a soft confinement with all stores closed non-essentials.

Since Monday, ten regions and the autonomous province of Trento are in this type of soft confinement, which affects more than 40 million Italians, and the rest of the country is in an intermediate risk zone, except the island of Sardinia, which does not it has hardly any limitations.

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