Italy posts daily record of 31,758 new coronavirus cases on Saturday

Medical staff in Rome hospital treating Covid patients fear surge in infection numbers
Medical staff in Rome hospital treating Covid patients fear surge in infection numbers

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy recorded 31,758 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday, its highest daily tally since the start of the health crisis and up from the previous record of 31,084 posted on Friday.

The ministry also reported 297 COVID-related deaths, compared with 199 on Friday.

(Reporting by Francesca Landini; Editing by Peter Graff)