The number of deaths in Italy at the lowest for more than two weeks

The number of deaths in Italy at the lowest for more than two weeks

525 deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, a drop from Saturday (681).

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The number of coronavirus deaths officially recorded in 24 hours in Italy (525) is the lowest in more than two weeks, announced civil defense on Sunday.

This represents a decrease of a quarter of deaths compared to Saturday (681). We have to go back to March 19 to find a weaker balance (427). A total of 15,887 people died from Covid-19 in Italy, the most bereaved country in the world, according to official figures.

The total number of infections, including cures and deaths, was 128,948, an increase of 3.5% from Saturday. The daily increase has hovered around 4% since Monday.

For the second day in a row, the number of people hospitalized in the intensive care unit decreased by 17 units to a total of 3,977.

Patients considered cured increased by 3.9% with a total of 21,815 cures. So-called active cases, excluding deaths and recoveries, increased 3.4% to 91,246.

“The curve has started to descend,” said the boss of the Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Brusaferro. The drop in the death toll “is a very important fact,” he said.

“If these data are confirmed, we will have to think about phase 2” of the plan to restart Italy, which provides for a resumption of part of the productive activity of the third European economy.

This phase 2 has been described by the authorities as a period of “cohabitation” with the virus.

These results are “conquered day after day and it is important to maintain the measures that made the curve decrease”, he warned, however.

For almost four weeks, the 60 million Italians have been subjected to a strict attack on their freedoms, with a ban on rallies, drastic limitation of travel and considerable slowdown in economic activity.

As a sign that the battle is not yet won, the Italian health services have recorded nearly 3,000 additional infected people in the last 24 hours.

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