Last updated: Sunday 18th April 2021 at 17:54 CET
Key: Purple shows an improvement and orange a deterioration
Number of new coronavirus cases in Italy today: 12,694 - decrease of 3,043 from equivalent day last week (Sunday 11th April - 15,737)
Number of people currently infected in Italy: 504,611 (decrease of 697 compared to previous day)
Total number of new cases in the last 7 days (12th - 18th April): 100,332
Total number of new cases in previous 7 day period (5th - 11th April): 101,627
Weekly difference: decrease of 1,295 (1%)
Vaccinations carried out in last 24 hours: 314,662
Vaccinations carried out in previous 24 hour period: 408,113
First dose vaccinations in last 24 hours: 213,627
First dose vaccinations in previous 24 hour period: 307,078
Second dose vaccinations in last 24 hours: 69,125
Second dose vaccinations in previous 24 hour period: 101,035
Total number of vaccinations carried out: 15,099,777
Total number of people to receive first dose only: 10,656,468
Total number of people vaccinated with first and second doses: 4,443,309
Number of tests carried out for today's figures: 230,116
Previous day number of tests: 331,734
Positivity rate: 5.5%
Yesterday's positivity rate: 4.6%
R number (rate of transmission)
Latest R number as of Friday 16th April: 0.85
Previous R number: 0.92
Deaths in last 24 hours: 251
Deaths on equivalent day last week: 331 (Sunday 11th April)
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