ROME, MAY 04 – Swabs almost tripled, returning to more acceptable numerical levels, and coronavirus infections rise above 9,000 in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Deaths also climbed back to 300 (305), but the rate of positivity collapsed and the decline in hospitalized patients continued. There are 9,116 test positives, to be precise, while yesterday they were 5,948. Yesterday there were 256 victims. 315,506 molecular and antigenic swabs were carried out, yesterday there were 121,829 tests. The positivity rate is 2.9% (yesterday it was 4.9%, so 2% more). Intensive care patients hospitalized for Covid are 2,423, down by 67 units compared to yesterday in the daily balance between entries and exits, while daily entries were 136 (yesterday 121). In the ordinary wards, on the other hand, 18,176 people are hospitalized, down by 219 units compared to yesterday. In total, the cases since the beginning of the epidemic are 4,059,821, 121,738 dead. The currently positive ones are instead 413,889 (-9,669 compared to yesterday), the healed and discharged 3,524,194 (+18,477). There are 393,290 people in home isolation (-9,383). (HANDLE).