The Italian government reported 1,210 new coronavirus infections across the country this Sunday, the highest number since mid-May. This is evident from the balance presented by civil protection.
The total number of infections is 259,345, and seven new deaths bring the total deaths to 35,437. The number of active cases, that is, discounting deaths and recovery, is 18,438, of which 69 are in intensive care. A total of 205,470 patients have recovered from the disease.
The number of new cases fell to 114 in mid-July, but has only increased since then as people reportedly failed to commit themselves to social distancing regulations and reopening of tourism.
Lazio and Lombardy found more new cases this Sunday than any other region and 60 percent of those new cases are related to arrivals at Rome and Milan international airports, as well as those from Sardinia, one of the youngest epicentres. of coronavirus in the country.