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Italy is recovering from the downward trend in deaths and infections, with the focus on Lombardy

May 20, 2020

Italy caught up on the downward trend in both deaths and new infections this Wednesday after a slight upturn the previous day, adding 161 more deaths and another 665 more positive in the past 24 hours, according to civil protection officials.

The country has added a total of 227,363 cases so far, of which 62,752 are still active, 2,377 fewer than on Tuesday. The death toll now rises to 32,330. In addition, another 2,881 people were discharged on the last day, so there are already 132,282 patients who have managed to overcome COVID-19.

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease and there are currently 9,624 (367 fewer), while 676 were admitted to the intensive care unit, 40 fewer than the previous day. A further 52,452 patients are isolated at home asymptomatic or with mild symptoms.

Italy is recovering from the downward trend in deaths and infections, with the focus on Lombardy
Italy is recovering from the downward trend in deaths and infections, with the focus on Lombardy

With this data, Italy remains the third country with the highest number of deaths, although, according to Johns Hopkins University, it has already been ranked sixth in terms of the number of infections. It would be the third for cured patients.