Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the number of deaths in Italy remained rather stable. In 2020, on the contrary, the death rate reached 12.6 per 1,000 inhabitants, a notable increase compared to previous years. From the perspective of the single regions, the highest number of deaths was registered in Liguria, whereas the lowest death rate in the country was reported in Campania.
Coronavirus in Italy
In Italy, the first cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were registered at the end of January 2020. Then, since the end of February, the virus started to spread among the Italian population. Data on the infected patients show that COVID-19 has hit every age group uniformly, but the mortality rate appears to be much higher for elderly patients.
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