Still No Improvement in Italy: 837 Deaths Again

Italy already has nearly 12,500 corona deaths, after another 837 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. With the number of infections, the plateau seems to be in sight.


In Italy, another 837 people have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, authorities report. That figure sticks to the numbers reported in recent days.

After Friday’s dismal record, when 919 deaths were recorded in one day, 889 deaths were added on Saturday, 756 on Sunday and 812 on Monday.

The death toll in Italy now climbs to 12,428, leaving Italy by far the hardest-hit country. Thirty percent of the total number of COVID-19 fatalities worldwide fell in Italy.

In the severely affected region of Lombardy, however, a more positive figure was recorded on Tuesday.

With 318 deaths reported, it is already the third day in a row that the figure has decreased, which seems to suggest that the situation is gradually improving. The number of new infections in the region is also the lowest in two weeks, at 1,047.

The number of detected infections across Italy remains relatively stable, with 4,053 findings added in the past 24 hours. On Monday there were 4,050, Sunday 5,974 and Saturday 5,217. The total number of infections detected since February 21 is 105,792.

On Tuesday, another 15,729 recovered people were allowed to leave the hospital, on Monday there were 14,620. More than 4,000 people are in the intensive care department.

The Italian government has extended the lockdown measures, for three weeks, until April 12.

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