Italy admits increase in COVID-19 cases but situation is not that of March

Italy admits increase in COVID-19 cases but situation is not that of March

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Rome, Oct 10 (EFE) .- The head of Civil Protection of Italy, Angelo Borrelli, admitted today that the transmission curve in the country is shooting up, but clarified that “the situation is different from that of March and April “because there are fewer patients in intensive care units.

“An increase in infections was expected, but the situation is different from that of March and April. Today we have a significant number of infected, but fewer people hospitalized in intensive care,” he told the media.

Borrelli insisted that it is essential that citizens are aware of the importance of respecting contagion prevention measures and that they are responsible to prevent the infection curve from spiraling out of control.

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The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, also admitted that Italy is experiencing a rebound in its cases of COVID-19, with 5,372 reported on Friday compared to Thursday, and said that the pandemic has shown that it is essential to invest in Health.

“We have not yet come out of the most difficult phase. We must energetically maintain all prevention measures to continue having figures even lower than those registered in other European countries,” he said.

Italy accumulates 343,770 cases of infections since February 21 when the emergency began in the country and 36,111 deaths, according to the last official balance of the Ministry of Health on Friday.

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The epidemiologist Andrea Crisanti, director of the Laboratory of Virology and Microbiology of the University Hospital of Padua, pointed out this Saturday in an interview with the newspaper “Il Messaggero” that if a region detects an increase in cases, it should immediately proceed to isolate the most affected neighborhoods and slow the mobility of people to prevent the virus from spreading.

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