Italy reports the highest one-day death toll in any country since China reported the first case. Since the first case of coronavirus was found in China in the second half of last year, Italy has the highest official deaths in a day.
On Friday, italy reported 80,589 Cases and 8,215 Deaths from Covid-19, and within one day, the Italian coronavirus infection had begun to slow.
Today’s figures mean that 35,713 people are infected in Italy, of which 4,025 have recovered and 2,978 have died.
“The main thing is not to give up,” Silvio Brusaferro, director of the Italian National Institute of Health, said at a national television news conference.
“It will take several days to see the benefits of containment measures,” Brusaferro said.
“We must maintain these measures to see their effectiveness, and most importantly, protect the most vulnerable.”
Italy’s coronavirus infection has slowed in recent days following stringent quarantine measures in the country to stop the spread of the pathogen.
At the beginning of the week, the number of daily cases in Italy stagnated, reducing about 3,500 new patients each day.
The overall increase on Tuesday was 12.6%, the second-lowest level since the virus began spreading in Italy on February 21. This has raised hopes that the blockade will continue even with the death toll rising from 345 to 2,503. make achievement.
Italians were ordered to stay indoors, close schools and universities, close shops (except grocery stores and pharmacies), and strictly restrict travel.
Experts warn that there is a time lag between taking health measures and having a noticeable impact.
This suggests that the blockade imposed by Italy last week may now begin to have a noticeable effect.
Infectious disease and computer experts at the University of Genoa estimate that new daily infections will peak in Italy between March 23 and March 25.
Italy’s blockade plan ends March 25, although schools and public institutions will be closed until at least April 3.
Giorgio Sestili, a professor at the University of Genoa, warned: “Reaching the top does not mean you are all right.”
“It just means that the epidemic is slowing down, and after a few days-you will reach the saturation point of the intensive care unit.”
The number of new infections has been stagnant in the last four days, 3,497 on Saturday, 3,590 on Sunday, 3,233 on Monday, and 3,526 on Tuesday.
The percentage increase in cases has been below 20% over the past few days, and dropped to 12.6% yesterday.
Signs of a decline in the infection rate will reassure doctors at the frontline of the Italian coronavirus outbreak, who described the “catastrophic” scenario in hospitals with a disturbing number of cases.
A new study from Oxford University suggests that Italy may be particularly vulnerable because of its large population and the fact that older people often come in contact with young people.
Italy has the second largest population in the world after Japan.
Researchers at the University of Oxford say young people in rural areas often live with parents and grandparents, but commute to cities such as Milan to work and socialize.
Researchers at the University of Oxford say young people may have picked up the virus while traveling and took it home without realizing they were sick.
This study is another warning to Britain’s aging population. It is known that if older people are infected with the virus, they are more likely to die from Covid-19.
Doctors in Italy told critically ill patients that intensive care should be strengthened, but fell into a busy ward due to severe shortage of equipment and staff.
Worryingly, the doctors who have spoken come from state-of-the-art hospitals, which often provide excellent care, but are caught off guard by the virus, extending their capabilities to the limit.
Medical staff are working to keep pace with the increasing number of cases, including those who are being treated at the senior dad Giovanni XXIII hospital in the affluent city of Bergamo, a wealthy city in Lombardy, where the virus is beset.
Due to the crisis, the 950-bed hospital succumbed, more than 400 beds were used by patients with coronavirus, and 3 of the hospital’s top four staff were ill.
Intensive care specialist Mirco Nacoti told The Wall Street Journal: Until three weeks ago, we did everything for each patient.
Now we have to choose which patients to attend to at the intensive care. It was disastrous.
The hospital’s once-rapid emergency response was about to be interrupted. Someone even reported having a heart attack and waited on the phone for an hour because the line was blown up.
Dr. Angelo Giupponi, who coordinated Pio Giovanni’s emergency response, said his team answered 2,500 calls a day and sent 1,500 cases to the hospital.
He said the convoy was taken by surprise by the epidemic, said rescuers had not been trained in the epidemic, and revealed that many were infected after their vehicles were contaminated.
Dispatcher Diego Bianco is about 40 years old, has no underlying health conditions, and even died.
Dr Sergio Cattaneo said Rome had begun to respond to the outbreak, suggesting that he had packed unused wards into the intensive care unit within six days.
He also claimed that the hospital’s laundry room was converted into a huge waiting room full of stretchers and a tent field hospital was erected outside to test possible new virus patients.
The number of new infections in Brescia has actually surpassed Bergamo in the past two days, adding 382 positive tests on Tuesday to a total of 3,300, suggesting that it is becoming the hottest area in Lombardy.
Indeed, local media reported that seven deaths in Brescia this week were among residents of the same nursing home in Barbarica, and eight older people were positive.
According to the National Institutes of Health, although many people have the virus, its symptoms are relatively mild, but the mortality rate in Italy for people over 80 is 22%.
Compared with the number of patients needed, adding ICU beds in Lombardy is a battle for time. This is not an easy task, because 10% of all infected people in Italy need ICU admission, mainly for breathing assistance.
Giovanna Perone, director of Brescia’s emergency services, said almost all patients admitted to the hospital had interstitial pneumonia, an inflammation of the lace-like tissues of the alveoli that leads to progressive respiratory failure.
“In the past few days, the number of people who have arrived here alone and reported the symptoms has increased,” Perone said outside a civil defense tent, testing walk-in patients and sending them to the hospital’s converted laundry room to wait for patients ‘s arrival result.
The violent attack of the infection has overwhelmed the public health system in Italy’s bustling northern region, prompting regional officials to plead retired doctors to return to work and expedite the graduation date of nurses and specialists.
Giulio Gallera, Lombardy’s chief health official, said: “I ask you from the bottom of my heart, we need your ability, experience, and efficiency.”
The Italian government approved a € 25 billion aid package on Monday aimed at strengthening the healthcare system to help businesses, workers and families weather the economic crisis, including provisions for adding 10,000 medical staff.
Gallera said Lombard had received 2,200 responses this week, which showed a “help wanted” sign on its Facebook page and hired more than 1,000 people.
Italian medical staff also complained of a severe shortage of equipment, including protective masks and glasses.
The Italian National Federation of Healthcare Workers issued a joint alert on Tuesday to more than 2,300 infected medical staff, of whom 1,900 were infected.
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REF : dailymail