COVID-19: Italy registers 188,797 new cases, 385 deaths

(ANSA) – ROME, JAN 20 – The health ministry said Thursday
that Italy registered 188,797 new COVID-19 cases and 385
coronavirus deaths in the last 24-hour period.
That compares to the 192,320 new cases and 380 deaths reported
on Wednesday.
It said 1,110,266 COVID tests had been done in the last 24 hours
and the positivity rate was 17%.
On Wednesday the ministry reported 1,181,889 tests and a
positivity rate of 16.3%.
The ministry said 1,698 COVID sufferers were in intensive care
in Italy, 10 more than on Wednesday.
It said 19,659 coronavirus patients were in ordinary hospital
wards, an increase of 159. (ANSA).