Record since the start of the pandemic: 50,000 new corona cases in Italy

In addition, 141 deaths on Friday – mask compulsory outdoors.

50,599 coronavirus infections have been reported in Italy in the last 24 hours. This is a record since the pandemic broke out, the Italian health authorities reported on Friday. On Thursday, 44,595 infections were registered in 24 hours. 141 coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Friday, up from 168 the day before.

929,775 smears were taken in the past 24 hours, which is the record since the pandemic began. 5.4 percent of those tested were positive. 1,038 corona patients are in the intensive care units of the Italian hospitals.

In view of the increasing number of corona infections, the Italian government decided on Thursday to shorten the validity of the vaccination certificate from nine to six months from February 1, 2022. In addition, the minimum period for administering the third dose of vaccine will be shortened from five to four months after the second vaccination.

The government introduces mandatory outdoor masks. In addition, wearing an FFP2 mask in cinemas, theaters, museums and at sporting events and stadiums as well as in public transport, including local transport, is to be made mandatory.

By Editor

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