Italy reports 296 coronavirus deaths on Monday, 10,680 new cases

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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported 296 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday against 326 the previous day, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections decreased to 10,680 from 18,025.

Italy has registered 111,326 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world.

The country has reported about 3.6 million cases to date.

Patients in hospital with COVID-19 - not including those in intensive care - totalled 28,785 on Monday, slightly up from 28,432 a day earlier.

There were 192 new admissions to intensive care units, from 195 on Sunday. The total number of intensive care patients rose to 3,737 from a previous 3,703.

(Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari; Editing by Dan Grebler)