Italy recorded 130 deaths with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 32.616, with 652 new cases of infection, according to data from the Italian Civil Protection.
The total number of contagion cases since the pandemic began in Italy on February 21 is now 228.658.
In the past 24 hours, 2.160 people were healed, bringing the total number of people healed to 136.720.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330 deaths and infected more than 5,1 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1,9 million patients were considered cured.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent became the one with the most confirmed cases (more than 2,3 million versus close to two million on the European continent), although with fewer deaths (more 136 thousand against more than 171 thousand).
To combat the pandemic, governments sent 4,5 billion people home (more than half of the planet's population), paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy, in a “great confinement” that several countries have already begun to alleviate in the face of declining prices. new contagions.