This is not an epidemic anymore… It’s a slaughter!
Italy records 368 deaths in 24 hours: 15 Italians now dying every hour
The Italian government reported 368 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, the largest 24-hour increase since the country confirmed its first case.
Moreover, the numbercases of COVID-19 in Italy has surged higher again:
“Some 3,590 more cases of the coronavirus were reported in a 24-hour period, nearly 100 more than the increase as the day before. The additional infections reported Sunday represent the country’s biggest day-to-day increase.“
This brings the total number of people with the new coronavirus to 24,747 and the number of deaths to 1,809. Italy has the largest outbreak outside of China.
Why it Matters?
The surge of deaths comes despite extensive government measures to stem the rapidly spreading virus, including internal travel restrictions, bans on all public gatherings and sports, and closures of all retailers that do not sell “essential items.”
There are only pharmacies and grocers open right now in Italy. And that’s the most extreme measure any nation other than China has taken to stem the rapidly spreading virus.
But Covid-19 is straining Italy’s health care system, especially in the country’s northern provinces.
Some hospitals in the Lombardy region are unable to admit new patients.
Moreover, many hospitals are struggling to find intensive care beds for critically ill patients, and there is a lack of protective masks for health workers.