3.1 million people were infected. The number of patients treated in hospitals recently increased from 23,247 to 23,656. 2,914 people were treated in intensive care units, 32 more than the first day. 369,636 smears were taken, of which 7.3 percent were positive. Health officials said 6.3 million people have been vaccinated since the vaccination campaign began on 27 December and Premier Mario Dhii introduced his new vaccination program to Italy on Friday. The number of daily vaccinations is to triple from the current 170,000. Italy had received about 8 million doses of the vaccine to accelerate the vaccination campaign, Draghi said while visiting a vaccination center at Rome’s Fimicino Airport on Friday. At the same time, the government wants to boost Italian vaccine production.
To accelerate the vaccination campaign, vaccination will take place not only in hospitals and vaccination centers, but also in companies, sports halls and parking garages. General practitioners, sports doctors and dentists have to join the campaign. The number of doses administered in March doubled. “Johnson & Johnson” is expecting another boom with vaccine approval, Draghi said.