Deaths in Italy from coronaviruses exceed eight thousand

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The number of deaths in Italy with the coronavirus reaches 8. 165, when registering 662 the latest 24 hours

Televisa Newscasts SOURCE: efe FROM: ROME. Italy

The death toll in Italy with the coronavirus reached 8 this Thursday. 165, when registering 662 the last ones 24 hours, a figure lower than the previous two days.

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However, the positive cases have grown again after three days of decline and are currently 62. 013, after registering 4. 492 in only one day, according to the data offered today by Civil Protection.

The new increase in the number of daily infections is especially due to Lombardy, the most affected region, where in the last twenty-four hours they increased by more than 2. 500.

Lombardy already accumulates 34. 889 total infections and 4. 861 deceased and followed by Emilia Romagna (10. 816 total infections), Veneto (6. 935) and Piedmont (6. 534), the four regions in the north from Italy.

Of the more than 62. 000 positive patients, 3. 612 are in intensive care units, while more than 33. 500 are in household isolation and a total of 24. 753 are hospitalized.

The increase in the number of new infections interrupted the downward trend of the last four days, which, according to the Deputy Director of Civil Protection of Italy, Agostino Miozzo, may be due to an “accumulation of tests that have been done in recent days and have been counted today. ”

“It is a hypothesis that we have to verify in the coming days, but there is one clear thing, this type of pandemic does not have a magic and immediate solution,” he highlighted.

“The important thing is that the speed of the transmission curve seems to slow down,” he added.

Along the same lines, the deputy deputy director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Ranieri Guerra, spoke of the fact that the restrictive measures imposed by the Government to keep people at home “seem to work” .

“It is important not to let your guard down, to stop the curve, in the coming days we hope to have a sustained decrease in the series,” he indicated.

The deputy director of Civil Protection stressed that, until the virus is controlled, it is not advisable to lift the isolation measures because the contagion is very fast.

In this line, Guerra pointed out that one of the most exposed groups is the health professionals, for whom he asked to be guaranteed masks, protective equipment and sufficient tests to check at all times if they are infected.

Experts and doctors from China, Cuba and Russia have come to Italy to help in this emergency and a team of health workers from Germany will soon join them, confirmed Civil Protection.

Italy needs doctors and nurses, said the President of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, on Thursday in a telematic appearance with the international media in Rome.

In the last few hours, several Italian doctors have been temporarily transferred to hospitals in Bergamo and Brescia, in Lombardy, and in Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, to support professionals who care for patients in these centers.

With information from EFE

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