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Italy is at the gates of 200,000 infections, with the slightest increase in cases in more than a month

April 27, 2020

Italy recorded the lowest number of new cases in more than a month this Monday, adding 333 more deaths and the total now reportedly close to 27,000 deaths and 200,000 infections, according to Angelo Borrelli, head of civil defense.

1,739 new infections have been registered in the last 24 hours, the lowest since March 10. The total number has increased to 199,414 since the pandemic began. In addition, a further 333 people died – a higher number than the 260 the day before – so that the Covid-19 has already claimed 26,977 lives.

The number continues to fall among hospital inmates. Currently 20,353 patients are admitted, 1,019 fewer than on Sunday, and 1,956 are in the intensive care unit, 53 fewer. The rest of the positive active cases, 83,504 people – 79 percent – are in domestic isolation.

Italy is at the gates of 200,000 infections, with the slightest increase in cases in more than a monthItaly is at the gates of 200,000 infections, with the slightest increase in cases in more than a month

The President of the Superior Institute of Health (ISS), Silvio Brusaferro, has emphasized that the decline in the number of deaths and infections continues, even though “the virus is still in circulation in the country”. This data, he summarized, shows “the success of the measures taken”, but also invites to “careful openness”, in which the number of cases is closely monitored.

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