Italy registered 368 new deaths related to the coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,809 in the country, the most punished in Europe, according to a balance published this Sunday (03/15/2020) by Civil Protection.
As on Saturday, the number of infected also increased, with 3,509 new cases in 24 hours, bringing the total to almost 25,000. The region of the city of Milan, the capital of Lombardy (north), continues to be the most affected, with 1,218 deaths and 13,272 cases.
In this region, the containment measures took effect a week ago. They then spread to the rest of the country, which, according to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, should give tangible results in two weeks.
Lombard authorities have expressed concern about the ability of their hospitals to respond to the pandemic. “The numbers continue to rise. We will soon reach a time when we will no longer have resuscitation beds (intensive care),” Attilio Fontana, governor of Lombardy, warned this Sunday in an interview with the Sky TG24 network, before it was published. the last balance.
In the region, there are about 800 people admitted to intensive care units. According to Fontana, a provisional hospital with 500 intensive care places is being enabled in two pavilions at the Milan Fair.
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