ROME | Italy has registered 260 additional deaths due to the epidemic of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, which represents the lowest figure since march 14, when the peninsula had been 175 deaths.
Since 14 march, Italy has registered every day, more than 300 deaths, with peaks approaching 1,000 deaths, for a total of 26 644 deaths, according to the review published Sunday by the civil protection.
The number of people currently positive for coronavirus on the other hand has increased, after six consecutive days of decline, up to now 106 103, or 256 higher than Saturday.
The total of cases, — sick, cured or deceased — is 197 675.
The most affected region remains Lombardia with about half of the deaths registered in the whole of the peninsula, is 13.325 dead, followed by Emilia-Romagna region, 3.386 dead and Piedmont, 2.823 dead.
“We have obtained a very important result, we must now try to keep the risk as low as possible and to avoid a further increase of the infection, by stabilizing the number of patients in the intensive care unit”, which currently amounts to 2009 people, commented on in the day, Franco Locatelli, president of the superior Council of health (CSS), an advisory body to the government.
“Despite the progress, we are not out of this storm. We need to continue the measures of social distancing and other measures which have yielded tangible results in the fight against the virus,” warned the expert.
The head of the government, Giuseppe Conte needs to hold a press conference in the evening to announce the steps of the déconfinement of the country, which is scheduled to start on 4 may.