Covid-19, number of infected up 675, lowest daily rise in over a month

The Civil Protection Department said Tuesday that 104,291 people are currently infected with the coronavirus in Italy, 675 more than Monday.

It is the lowest daily increase in more than a month, since the 620 rise in infected on March 6. Monday’s rise was 1,363. The department said 21,067 people have died with the coronavirus here, up 602. Monday’s daily rise in COVID-19-linked deaths was 566. It said 37,130 people have recovered from the coronavirus, up 1,695. Monday’s rise was 1,224.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, including the deceased and those who have recovered, is 162,488, up 2,972 with respect to Monday.

The overall number of swabs taken is 1,073,689, over 26,000 more than Monday. Some 525,000 have been taken in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. The death toll from the coronavirus among Italy’s doctors rose to 116 Tuesday as four more physicians died.

The spread of the virus is slowly coming down after a month of stringent lockdown measures that some people are finding hard to bear. Italian police cited a record number of 16,545 people for coronavirus lockdown breaches on Easter Monday, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Some 88 people were cited for giving false statements and 29 for breaking quarantine. Some 252,000 people were stopped and checked, and 62,000 shops examined. Some 146 shop owners were cited and 63 shops were closed down.

Fonte Salute.gov.it News

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