The total number of cases reported in the country surpassed 24.2 million. The north of the country was mostly hit, and the region with the highest number of cases was Lombardy, which registered over 3.9 million of them. The north-eastern region of Veneto counted over 2.4 million cases.
Italy's death toll was one of the most tragic in the world. In the last months, however, the country saw the end to this terrible situation: as of November 2022, roughly 84 percent of the total Italian population was fully vaccinated.
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