April 15, 2020

COVID-19: Italy records lowest daily rise in infected persons in over a month

The Civil Protection Department said on April 14 that 104,291 people were infected with COVID-19 in Italy, 675 more than those reported on April 13.

According to the department, it is the lowest daily increase in more than a month, since the rise of 620 reported on March 6. The increase reported on April 13 was 1,363. The department said 21,067 people have died of COVID-19 as of April 14, which is an increase of 602 deaths. The number of new COVID-19-linked deaths reported on April 13 was 566. The department added that 37,130 people have recovered from COVID-19 as of April 14 - an increase of 1,695 recoveries from the preceding day. The increase of recoveries on April 13 was 1,224.

As of April 14, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, including the deceased and those who have recovered, is 162,488. Meanwhile, there were 3,186 patients who required intensive care as of April 14. 

According to the Civil Protection Department, the overall number of swabs taken is 1,073,689, over 26,000 more than April 13. Some 525,000 have been taken in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. The death toll from COVID-19 among Italy's doctors rose to 116 on April 14 as four more physicians died.

The department added that the spread of the virus is slowly coming down after a month of stringent lockdown measures.

SOURCE: Ministry of Health Italy
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