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. As of October, 2021, Italy recorded 4.7 million cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and over 130 thousand deaths.
Death rates in other European countries
In 2019, Italy was the European country which registered the second highest number of deaths. The state with the highest number of deceased was Germany, which is also the most populous country on the continent. When it comes to the population size, Italy came fourth.