Covid-19’s worst 24 hours in Europe’s most affected country

Italy recorded an additional 475 deaths associated with Covid-19 in just 24 hours. It was the worst day of the outbreak of this new coronavirus in what has for weeks been the country in the world with the most confirmed and dead cases after China, the epicenter of the pandemic.

And with these black numbers (2,978 people have already lost to this infection), Italy is approaching the balance registered in China, more than 3,200 dead. Italian health services have identified 4,207 new cases in the past 24 hours, another record number.

Lombardy, the Milan region, remains the hardest hit, with about two-thirds of the deaths recorded.

Doctors, nurses and assistants share images of a scenario of public calamity that seems impossible to contain.

On the other hand, there were 1084 people reported this Wednesday as recovered, bringing to more than 4,000 the number of people who were infected in Italy and have already been discharged.

Altogether, Italy has more than 35 thousand registered cases of infection, of which 28,700 are still active, among them almost 2,700 are health professionals.


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