Italy reports 15,199 new Covid-19 cases / Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino

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Italy has registered 15,199 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, recording the highest daily tally since the outbreak in the country since the beginning of the outbreak on Wednesday.

The day before, the Italian health authorities reported 10,874 cases while the previous record was registered on Sunday with 11,705 new infections.

127 lives were also claimed in the last 24 hours, ANSA, the Italian news agency reported.

The rate of infection declined over the summer, only to pick up speed over the past few months.

Unlike during the first wave, the cases are being reported around the country. However, the region of Lombardy remains the hardest hit region.

4,125 cases of the total number of cases reported on Wednesday were from Lombardy with over 1,000 being reported in the financial capital, Milan.

The health authorities announced that the former coronavirus emergency hospitals at the Milan Fair and in Bergamo will reopen.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has vowed that there will not be a fresh national lockdown.

The government has imposed various restrictions, with Lombardy and Campania imposing a curfew.

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