MILAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Italy reported 258coronavirus-related deaths on Monday against 221 the day before,the health ministry said, while the daily tally of newinfections fell to 7,351 from 11,068 the day before.
Some 179,278 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the pastday, compared with a previous 205,642, the health ministry said.
Italy has registered 93,835 deaths linked to COVID-19 sinceits outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highesttoll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in theworld. The country has reported 2.73 million cases to date.
Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those inintensive care - stood at 18,515 on Monday, slightly up from18,449 a day earlier.
There were 122 new admissions to intensive care units, downfrom 126 on Sunday. The total number of intensive care patientsrose marginally to 2,089 from a previous 2,085.
When Italy's second wave of the epidemic was acceleratingquickly in the first half of November, hospital admissions wererising by about 1,000 per day, while intensive care occupancywas increasing by about 100 per day.(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak, editing by Sabina Suzzi)