New record of coronavirus infections in Italy. Over 144,000 infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours. 155 people died. The number of tests performed in one day exceeded 1.2 million.
On Thursday it was recorded almost 127,000 infections. These numbers have been growing rapidly in recent days. Most cases are in Lombardy – over 41 thousand.
11.7 percent of the tests were positive. As indicated by the sanitary services, this indicator is stable.
More than 150 more places were taken in hospitals. There are 1,260 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care, and more than 11,000 in other departments.
Health Minister Roberto Speranza said that the introduction proposal should be seriously considered Enhanced Covid-19 Pass requirement at all workplaces, issued only on the basis of vaccination or cure. Covid passports based on testing would thus be excluded.
According to the media, the Italian government will make a decision on this matter in early January.