The number of coronavirus cases in Italy climbed by 307 on Saturday, with 1,128 diagnoses of the virus confirmed, civil protection officials say.
Fifty-two percent of the cases are in house isolation, said the head of the Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli. Another 101 people are in intensive care units, and 401 people are hospitalized with mild symptoms.
A total of 18,500 samples have been taken in Italy. Most of the swabs — 58% — were carried out in Lombardy, the region with the largest coronavirus cluster.
Of the eight dead on Saturday, all were elderly — six were in Lombardy and two in Emilia Romagna. Twenty-nine people in all have died in Italy.