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Italy: Corona infections increased to a record, the number of deaths per day surpassed China

new outbreak of coronary pneumonia caused by the new corona virus (Covid-19) continues to boom in Italy as the number of new deaths and infections in the country yesterday hit a record high.

The number of Covid-19 infections has increased rapidly, bringing the burden on the Italian health system. (Image: Reuters)

The number of infected people and deaths in Italy increased to a record

Reuters quoted information from the Italian Civil Defense Agency on 5/3 said, in the past 24 hours, the number of deaths from Covid-19 in this country increased by 41 people to 148. This is the day the number of deaths died of Covid-19 most in Italy since the outbreak last month, and surpassed the death toll on March 4 in China (31 cases).

Also yesterday, the number of new Covid-19 infections in Italy increased a record 769 cases to 3,858 cases.

Outside of mainland China, Italy is currently the country with the most deaths due to Covid-19, while the number of infections is just after South Korea (the country currently has more than 6,000 cases).

Italian Civil Defense Agency chief Angelo Borrelli said more than 3.8% of the Covid-19-positive people in the country had died, up from 3.5% a day earlier. .

While the number of infections and deaths remains concentrated in several hotspots, Covid-19 has now spread to all 22 areas of Italy.

The growing number of people infected with Covid-19 in Italy is putting an increasing burden on the hospital system in the country’s hotspots, especially in the Lombardy region, which has the highest number of infections and deaths. . Lombardy authorities have urged residents to avoid rushing to hospitals unless there is an emergency.

The Italian government has published a series of unprecedented measures to respond to the epidemic. One of those measures is to allow more than 8.5 million pupils and students nationwide to leave school until March 15, and continue to blockade 11 towns with 50,000 people.

At a press conference yesterday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte emphasized: “We call for the whole nation to be united, we are on the same boat and we need to coordinate otherwise it will be very difficult to overcome the crisis. panic. “

Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said the government would urgently spend € 7.5 billion ($ 8.4 billion) to support the economy in response to the epidemic, while notifying the European Commission about This will raise the budget deficit target to 2.5% of GDP this year, instead of 2.2%.

Complex developments in Europe

The Covid-19 epidemic situation in Europe has tended to be more complicated as many countries recorded a spike in cases. British health officials yesterday reported the first death because of Covid-19 in the country while the number of cases increased to 116. The patient died was an elderly woman in her 70s with a background history and is said to be not going abroad recently.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK was still in the “containment phase”, the first government response to the Covid-19 epidemic. He stressed that UK scientists and medical teams should be prepared for the next stage, which could be a more serious one.

In Germany, within 24 hours of 5 March morning, the country recorded 109 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases here to 349. The disease has now spread to 15 of the 16 German states. German airline Lufthansa was forced to cancel more than 7,100 flights due to the outbreak that caused a sharp decrease in travel demand.

In the Netherlands, the number of infections more than doubled from 32 to 82. In France, the country recorded two more deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the number of deaths there to 6, while the number of infections also increased to 3.77.

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