Italy has a record number of new corona infections. In the past 24 hours, 21,994 cases have been registered, and that did not even occur during the first corona wave earlier this year.
For a time, Italy was the hardest hit European country.
In the past 24 hours, 221 people have died from the corona. It is the first time since mid-May that more than 200 corona deaths have been reported in one day.
In total, 37,700 people in Italy have died of the dreaded lung disease so far.
The latest Italian measures to stem the spread of the virus are met with growing resistance. In recent days, it has been partly violent demonstrations in several cities.