In the last 24 hours, 16,974 positive cases of coronavirus and 380 deaths due to COVID-19 have been detected in Italy. Currently there are 29,004 patients (855 fewer than yesterday), of which 3,417 in the intensive care units (73 fewer than yesterday) and 25,587 in the other departments (782 fewer than yesterday). 186,053 molecular swabs and 133,580 antigenic rapid tests were analyzed. The percentage of positive molecular swabs was 8.7 percent, while that of antigen tests was 0.5 percent. On Wednesday, 16,168 infections were recorded and 469 died.
The regions that have recorded more cases in the last 24 hours are Lombardy (2,722), Campania (2,224), Puglia (1,867), Sicily (1,450), Lazio (1,330).
The main news of the day
• The Conference of Regions has published a document with a series of proposals for the reopening of the economic activities most affected by the restrictions imposed by the government due to the coronavirus pandemic. The latest restrictions decided by the government officially expire on April 30, and the theme of the reopening of economic activities is at the center of perhaps the most heated debate in recent weeks. The proposals concern the sectors of catering, gyms and swimming pools, cinemas and live shows. We talked about it in this article.
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