ROME, June 23 – The rise of Covid does not stop: even in the last 24 hours, according to the bulletin of the Ministry of Health, almost 56,166 new ones have been registered, about 3 thousand more than yesterday, and 75 victims, 25 more. Numbers that raise the positivity rate, out of 248,042 swabs, to 22.6%, almost a point more than yesterday’s 21.8%. On the other hand, admissions to intensive care units remain stable – 216, like yesterday – while patients in the ordinary wards return to over 5,000: they are 5,064, 117 more than yesterday. The currently positives are also increasing, which are 652,572, therefore 27,559 more. A total of 18,071,634 Italians have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, while the deaths rise to 167,967. The discharged and healed are 17,251,095, with an increase of 29,798 (ANSA).