More than 144,000 coronavirus infections were registered on Friday in Italy. This is a new record since the start of the pandemic. 155 people died. The number of tests performed in one day exceeded 1.2 million.
Almost 127,000 infections were recorded on Thursday. These numbers have been growing rapidly in recent days. The largest number of cases is in Lombardy – over 41,000.
11.7 percent of the tests were positive; this ratio 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 of all workplaces should be seriously considered the obligation of the enhanced COVID-19 pass, 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.
The record of infections was also broken in France. Last day, 232 thousand were detected. coronavirus infections – most since the start of the pandemic. Number of infections by for the third day in a row, it exceeds 200,000. – the French authorities informed on Friday.
Currently 18,715 people are hospitalized with Covid-19, including 3,543 in intensive care units; 189 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 died. 37 people went to intensive care units during the last day.