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.
Death rates in Europe
Despite being the fourth largest country in Europe in terms of population size, , Italy was the state with the second highest number of deaths. The country with the highest number of deceases in the year considered was Germany, which at the same time was the most populated country on the continent.