ROME: The deadly coronavirus pandemic continued to spread in locked-down Italy on Sunday with the total number of infected cases surging to 59,138 and deaths reaching 5,476, consistent with the newest data released by the Civil Protection Department.
Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli, speaking at a televised news conference, confirmed that 46,638 active infections are recorded and 5,476 have died since the pandemic first broke call at northern Italy on February 21, Xinhua reported.
Of those infected, 23,783 are in isolation and, 19,846 are hospitalized and 3,009 are in intensive care, he said.
As well, a complete of 7,024 patients have recovered, said Borrelli who is additionally the national commissioner responsible for the coronavirus emergency.
The numbers are up from a politician tally on Saturday evening of 42,681 people actively infected, 4,825 deaths, and 6,072 recoveries.
Considering all data, the entire cumulative number of infected cases within the country has reached 59,138, which is 5,560 quite 53,578 recorded on Saturday.
Borrelli also confirmed that 12 Civil Protection staff members have tested positive for the virus.