Italy reports 30,550 new coronavirus cases, 352 deaths - health ministry
ROME (Reuters) - Italy has registered 30,550 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday, up from 28,244 on Tuesday. The ministry also reported 352 COVID-related deaths compared with 353 the day before.
coronavirus cases, 352 deaths - health ministry" src="https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/reuters/11-2020/05/2020-11-04T172900Z_2_LYNXMPEGA31EU_RTROPTP_2_HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-ITALY-HOSPITAL.jpg" alt="Italy reports 30550 new coronavirus cases 352 deaths health ministry" width="300" height="225" />
ROME (Reuters) - Italy has registered 30,550 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday, up from 28,244 on Tuesday.
The ministry also reported 352 COVID-related deaths compared with 353 the day before.
A total of 39,764 people have now died in Italy because of COVID-19 , while 790,377 cases of the disease have been registered to date.
The northern region of Lombardy, centred on Italy's financial capital Milan, remained the hardest hit area, reporting 7,758 new cases on Wednesday against 6,804 on Tuesday.
The southern Campania region was the second-worst affected, chalking up 4,181 cases.
(Reporting by Angelo Amante, editing by Gavin Jones)
This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
By Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Taking a break from fighting the coronavirus crisis, the world's top central bankers will attempt to resolve the existential questions of their profession this week as they tune into the European Central Bank's annual policy symposium. Having struggled to lift anaemic inflation for years, officials including the heads of the ECB, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England will attempt to figure out why monetary policy is not working as it used to and what new role they must play in a changed world - be it fighting inequality or climate change.
By Lawrence Delevingne BOSTON (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Wednesday as hopes for a successful coronavirus vaccine lifted expectations of a swift reopening of the global economy, which would help the region's heavily trade-dependent markets.