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Hope From Italy: For the First Time, the Number of People on Intensive Care is Falling

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The corona figures in hard-hit Italy remain high, but there is also hope. The death toll still rises by 681, but that is the lowest number in 9 days.


The number of patients on intensive care has fallen for the first time since the epidemic.

Currently, there are 3,994 people in intensive care by corona. So the pressure remains high, but that is more than 70 less than yesterday, a decrease of 1.8 percent.

In the severely affected northern region of Lombardy, in particular, fewer people are now receiving intensive care. “This is important news because it allows our hospitals to take a breath,” said Civil Protection chief Angelo Borrelli.

The death toll continues to rise, with 681 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. But there is also a bright spot: it is the lowest increase in 9 days.

In total, 15,362 Italians have now died from the new coronavirus.

The epidemic seems to have reached its peak in Italy. “But that certainly does not mean that the critical phase is over,” the authorities warn. Italy has been in lockdown for 4 weeks, and the measures will not be relaxed immediately.

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