Italy registers 74,386 coronavirus cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 04:00:35|Editor: huaxia

Military trucks carry bodies of patients who died from COVID-19 infections from Bergamo to Bologna, Italy, on March 24, 2020.(Photo by Gianni Schicchi/Xinhua)

ROME, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in locked-down Italy until Wednesday with the cumulative total number of the confirmed cases reaching 74,386, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.

This cumulative figure comprised 57,521 people who have tested positive so far, and 9,362 people who have recovered and the 7,503 deceased since the pandemic broke out in the northern regions on Feb. 21.

Among the people positive to the coronavirus, some 30,920, asymptomatic or with light symptoms, are currently under home confinement, and 3,489 are in intensive care, while the rest 23,112 are hospitalized in normal wards, the Civil Protection Department added.

On Tuesday, the official number of assessed case was 69,176.