This brought the total number of deceased to 7,503, according to the latest data from Italy’s Department of Civil Protection. There were 5,210 new cases confirmed, slightly fewer than Tuesday’s 5,249.

The total number of cases detected in Italy since the outbreak began has now passed 74,000. 9,000 people who had been infected with the virus have now recovered.
33 of the deceased are doctors, and a total of 5,000 Italian health workers have now been infected, according to data from Italy’s Higher Health Institute.
Nearly 4,500 of the deaths were in the worst-hit region of Lombardy alone, and there have been more than 1,000 in Emilia-Romagna.

The majority of infections have also been in Lombardy, where the first cases of community transmission were recorded in late February, and in other northern regions.