Over the past 24 hours, the number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy has increased by 133. The head of the Department of civil protection Angelo Borrelli reported this, ANSA writes.
The total number of deaths from the disease in Italy reached 366 people, he said. According to Borrelli, the number of infected people increased by more than 1.3 thousand per day. Now the total number of infected people in the country is 6.3 thousand, he said.
Most of the deaths occur in Lombardy, where 113 deaths were recorded.
According to him, the total number of cases of infection, including those who died and recovered, reached 7375.
These figures show the highest rate of increase in the number of deaths since the coronavirus began spreading in Italy about two weeks ago. On Saturday, Borrelli spoke of an increase of 36, on Friday of 49 victims.
At a Sunday briefing, Borrelli, who is also the emergency Commissioner for dealing with the outbreak, said that Italian authorities have ordered and expect to deliver 22 million medical masks.
President of the Higher Institute of health Silvio Brusaferro, in turn, said that in Italy there are no” immune “places to the coronavirus:” there are regions where it goes less.”
“I’m not ready to make predictions yet,” he said when asked when Italy will reach the peak of infections.
On Sunday night, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree that affects the region of Lombardy, as well as 14 provinces in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Piedmont, and Veneto. Entry and exit, as well as movement within the new zone, are allowed only if necessary, such as for work or health reasons. The restrictions affected more than 16 million citizens. The authorities of the southern regions have introduced a 14-day quarantine for all those who came from the designated government zone. Despite the restrictive measures, rail links between the affected regions and the rest of Italy are operational in both directions.