Surge in COVID Cases in Italy | Flash News PK
Surge in COVID Cases in Italy
Italy registered a one-day record of nearly 38,000 coronavirus cases.
The Health Ministry reported 37,809 cases on Friday, about 9% higher than the previous day. There were more than 234,200 swab tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
On Friday, some 16 million people in a swath of northern Italy and in one southern region were under “red zone” measures, unable to leave their towns and all but essential shops closed.
Lombardy, one of the regions, reported nearly 10,000 new cases on Friday. As opposition lawmakers and local politicians railed against the new rules, Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza pleaded in Parliament for the nation to pull together in the fight against the coronavirus crisis.
Italy has reported a total of 862,681 coronavirus cases. With 446 more deaths, the confirmed death toll stands at 40,638, sixth highest in the world.
While the measure of tests completed overabundance parts high, the level of swabs returning positive has rose to 16 percent.
The northern territory of Lombardy remained the hardest-hit region, with 9,934 new cases today. Neighboring Piedmont was the second-most unmistakably terrible influenced, with 4,878 additional cases.
The two territories, close by Valle d'Aosta and Calabria, were accounted for 'red zones' and put under a sort of lockdown in a little while as new standards came into power on Friday.
In red zones, limitations on progress take after those compelled as of late during a phenomenal public lockdown, with inhabitants' headways abbreviated further.
The whole nation faces an evening time limit from 10pm to 5am, as a heap of new standards come in under Italy's most recent crisis demand.
Time obstruction starts on Friday night, not Thursday as from the outset coordinated, after specialists pushed back the new limitations
Disregarding the way that Italy's extraordinary spring lockdown was all around kept up, there was stun and jumble after the new measures were represented on Wednesday.
Despite being Italy's most unimaginably awful hit district, near to specialists in Lombardy battled being organized a red zone, with the lead delegate calling the new guidelines "an affront".
Red zone Calabria said it would challenge the association's choice.
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