The order of the Italian Ministry of Health to ban ski stations in the country until March 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic has a hard impact on ski tourism, AGI writes on Wednesday.
As a result of this decision, about 12.4 million people will be missing out on ski tourism this year, which means a loss of 9.7 billion euros in potential revenues. Such figures, as the agency notes, are given in a study by the Demoskopika Institute based on calculations and data provided by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Banca d'Italia and the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) for the period from December 2020 to March 2021.
According to the Italian Ministry of Health on Wednesday, over 294 thousand tests for COVID-19 were processed in the country per day, 12 074 new infections were detected, which is 1,688 more than a day earlier. The ratio of the number of tests processed to the number of positive results obtained was 4.1 percent (versus 3.8 percent on February 16). Most of the infected, as on Tuesday, were detected in Lombardy (1,764), Campania (1,575) and Emilia-Romagna (1,025).
To date, the presence of the virus in Italy has been accurately identified in 388,864 people. During the day, 16,519 people recovered from COVID-19, during the same time 369 patients died from it. In total, 2,751,657 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country for the entire time of the pandemic, including 94,540 deaths and 2,268,253 recovered.
According to Il Sole 24 Oе, as of February 17, Italy has made 3,146,842 vaccines against coronavirus. The full course of immunization, consisting of two vaccinations, was completed by 1,298,844 people, which corresponds to 2.16 percent of the country's population.