Italy has reported more than 700 deaths in two days, including a record 368 in a single day on Sunday.
And where do they pile the bodies? Are crematoriums running 24 hours?
The Coronavirus pandemic is going completely out-of-control in Italy, with hospitals overcrowded with Covid-19 infected patients, zombie-like medical staff and death rate skyrocketing… Just on Monday, another 349 new deaths from the coronavirus were reported, taking its total since last month to 2,158.
The COVID-19 fatalities have more than doubled since Thursday, when Italy first exceeded 1,000 deaths.
That was then, now is now. Italy's death rate now 6.7% of positive cases. One week ago, 1000 had lost their lives. That number has more than doubled in 5 days. Numbers testing positive in UK likely to increase dramatically. Widespread testing is essential, regardless of cost.— Amanda Hunter (@Amanda_M_Hunter) March 17, 2020
Within 48 hours, the death toll has escalated by more than 700 deaths, including a record 368 in a single day on Sunday. Officials have confirmed 27,980 infections.
The number of covid-19 cases in Italy is rising roughly 20 percent per day, nearing 25,000 total cases.— Chico Harlan (@chicoharlan) March 15, 2020
Newest data from government includes largest single daily death toll, 368. More than China ever had in a day. pic.twitter.com/X6ZiPxHdPS
More than 12,800 people are currently being treated in hospital (1,851 in intensive care). Another 10,197 people are in self-isolation at home.
Nearly 138,000 people have been tested for the virus across Italy, with around 20 percent coming back positive.
These numbers will continue to rise in the coming days, although nationwide quarantine measures have been put into effect. Officials suggest the quarantines should show results in around two weeks.
The Lombardy region is the hardest hit with 1,420 deaths. This represents 66 percent of Italy’s total.
Italy, the hardest hit country outside of #China, added 3233 new #COVID19 cases, bringing the total number of that to 27980. It also added 349 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 2158. 414 patients recovered yesterday, bringing the total number of that to 2749.— k g patel (@Kgpatel261) March 17, 2020
Around Turin, the deaths and infections even doubled within the last two days. In contrast, the Lazio region around Rome has recoded 19 deaths and 523 infections. More pandemmic news on Strange Sounds. [The Local]