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Coronavirus mortality reduced in Italy

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The number of people recovering from coronavirus in Italy per day increased by one third, said the head of the Civil Defense Service of the country, Angelo Borrelli.

“Today we have 527 recovered, all of them became 1966,” he said at a briefing.

Borrelli also said that 175 people died per day. On the eve of their number was 250. Thus, the figure decreased by 70 percent compared with yesterday.

The number of cases infected in Italy per day increased by almost 3.5 thousand – now there are 21.1 thousand people, including those who have recovered.

Since Tuesday, by decision of the Italian government, the quarantine measures introduced earlier for a number of northern regions of the country have expanded to the entire territory.

In particular, the authorities banned movement between settlements and along the street, except in cases of special need.

In Italy, all schools and other educational institutions, cinemas, theaters, museums, sports facilities, discos, bars are closed. Authorities banned mass events and closed the entrance for tourists.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte summarized the essence of the measures taken with one phrase, which should henceforth become the motto for Italians: “I stay at home.”

Pandemic COVID-19

Last December, Chinese authorities reported to the World Health Organization an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan. Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – it turned out to be a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

WHO later gave the disease its official name, COVID-19, and on March 11th recognized an outbreak of a pandemic.

According to the latest data, over 148 thousand people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus. Outbreaks have been reported in more than 130 countries.

Many patients have already been cured, but more than five thousand people have died.
China announced on March 12 that the peak of the epidemic has passed. 3189 people became victims of the coronavirus there, more than 65.5 thousand were cured.

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