ROME, 06 JAN – For the first time since the beginning of the Covid emergency almost two years ago, over 200 thousand cases have been registered in Italy in 24 hours. According to the bulletin of the Ministry of Health, 219,441 positives were identified with antigenic and molecular tests. The victims are 198, down compared to yesterday, when there were 231. There are 1,138,310 molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy. Yesterday there were 1,094,255. The positivity rate is 19.28%, up from 17.3% yesterday. There are 1,467 patients in intensive care in Italy, 39 more in 24 hours in the balance between entries and exits. Daily admissions are 177. Patients with symptoms in ordinary wards are 13,827, or 463 more than yesterday. (HANDLE).