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World Coronavirus: New record of contaminations in Italy, marked increase in Lombardy

20:55  28 october  2020
20:55  28 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said new coronavirus measures are "necessary" because "we are unfortunately facing a new wave of infections" one year after the start of the pandemic. The country's R rate is now at 1.6 with coronavirus variants increasing the spread of the virus, according to the health Italy was under a national lockdown from March to May 2020, however there have been many localized lockdowns in regions across Italy since. A long road ahead. In the past week, there have been 150,175 new coronavirus infections, up nearly 15% from the previous week, according to Draghi.

Italy has witnessed a surge in new coronavirus cases, prompting new measures to stave off the outbreak. Rome has enacted sweeping measures to limit mobility and assembly in the region of Lombardy and 14 nearby provinces. The government decree said the Lombardy region's population of 10 million should avoid movement within the region except in cases of "proven occupational needs," such as medical staff and health reasons. Other areas targeted by the measures include the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Modena, Novara, Padua, Parma, Piacenza, Pesaro and Urbino, Reggio Emilia

SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-ITALY: Coronavirus: New record of contaminations in Italy, marked increase in Lombardy

CORONAVIRUS: NOUVEAU RECORD DE CONTAMINATIONS EN ITALIE, HAUSSE MARQUÉE EN LOMBARDIE © Reuters / YARA NARDI CORONAVIRUS: NEW RECORD OF CONTAMINATIONS IN ITALY , SIGNIFICANT RISK IN LOMBARDY

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported 24,991 new cases of contamination with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a new daily record against 21,994 reported the day before, while the contamination rate is increasing rapidly in Lombardy.

With 205 additional deaths attributed to the epidemic on Wednesday against 221 the day before, the toll reached 37,905 dead and 589,766 cases confirmed since the start of the health crisis.

Lombardy continues to be the worst affected region with 7,558 new cases reported against 5,035 on Tuesday, followed by Piedmont which recorded 2,827 new cases on Wednesday.

(Crispian Balmer, French version Flora Gomez, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)

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