COVID INFECTIONS SPIKE ANEW IN ITALY WITH 574 CASES
The health ministry said the number of new coronavirus cases was up again on Friday, with 574 reported in the last 24 hours, the Italian news agency ANSA reported late on August 14, 2020,
This figure compares to 523 new cases on Thursday and it is the highest level since 577 were registered on June 24.
Veneto had the most new cases, 127, followed by Lombardy, the hardest hit Italian region, with 97.
The only regions not to register new cases were Valle d'Aosta and Molise. The ministry said three COVID-19 sufferers have died in Italy in the last 24 hours. This figure is lower than the six deaths registered on Thursday, ANSA added. With the new fatalities, the COVID-19 death toll in Italy rose to 35,234.