Friday May 22 2020
COVID-19: ICU numbers below 600

There were another 130 coronavirus deaths in Italy on Friday, with ICU admissions dropping below 600 for the first time since March 7.

Today also marks the first time since March 26 when less than 60,000 people were diagnosed with the virus.

On that occasion, the country was at the peak of the pandemic, with 39.9 percent of cases in hospital, 5.8% in intensive care and over 50% in self-isolation.

As of Friday, there have been 228,658 positive tests of COVID-19 (+652), with 59,322 of them currently active (-1,638).

A total of 136,720 people have recovered (+2,160) and 32,616 have died.

Out of the 59,322 active cases, 49,770 are in self-isolation (+1,281), 8,957 are in hospital with symptoms (-312) and 595 are in intensive care (-45).

There have now been 3,318,778 tests, an increase of 75,380 since yesterday.