MILAN — Italy surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry says the country added nearly 33,000 new positives in the last 24 hours to bring the pandemic total to 1,028,424.
Italy’s death toll surged to 623 — the highest single-day total since April 6 — to reach 42,953, the second highest in Europe after Britain.
Hospitals are filling with COVID-19 patients. There’s a total of 29,444 coronavirus patients currently hospitalized and more than 3,000 are in critical care units with respirators.