Italy, the country most affected by Europe for him new coronavirus, recorded a new record of deaths from the disease in 24 hours: the death toll amounted to 1809 in the country, according to the last balance published this Sunday by Civil Protection.
As happened on Saturday, the number of infections increased: they were counted 3509 new cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to almost 25,000. In the case of MilanLombardy (to the north), it is said that it is the most affected region, with 1218 dead and 13,272 cases detected.
In this region, the containment measures took effect a week ago. They then spread to the rest of the country, which, according to the Prime Minister, Giuseppe ConteIt should give tangible results in two weeks.
Lombard authorities have expressed concern about the ability of their hospitals to respond to the pandemic.
“The numbers continue to rise. We will soon reach a time when we will no longer have resuscitation beds (intensive care).”, he warned this Sunday Attilio Fontanagovernor of Lombardy, in an interview with the chain Sky TG24, before the last balance was published.
In the region, there are about 800 people admitted to intensive care units. According Fontana, a provisional hospital is being enabled with 500 intensive care places in two pavilions of the Milan fair.
The pandemic of new coronavirus has killed more than 2,000 people in Europe, according to a balance established by the AFP based on official sources on Sunday at 17:00 GMT.
In total, 2,291 deaths were recorded in Europe, most in Italy (1,809), the most affected country in the world after China. With 517 new deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of more than 52,400 officially recorded cases of contamination, Europe is the continent where the pandemic progresses most rapidly.