Lombardy cases spike, with Lazio on high alert

PHOTO CREDIT: Cesare Abbate

MILAN – On Monday the cases of coronavirus rose to 5469 in the province of Lombardy, a rise of 1288 in 24 hours, according to the Civil Protection agency. The death toll has increased to 333 deaths, and there are 440 in intensive care in Lombardy.

  The Welfare Councilor Giulio Gallera hsa said that the “system holds up but to beat the epidemic people must stay at home,” as quoted in Il Fatto Quotidiano. 

  Mr. Gallera explained that the emergency plan at which Lombardy is at work and has already led to 223 intensive care units, with another 150 ready to be installed in the next seven days, Il Messaggero reports.

  The Italy-wide count has risen to 7985 people infected and 463 dead, with Italy is the second country in the world after China most affected by the coronavirus, and the mortality rate  has risen to 4.96 per cent.

  The level of alert is high in Lazio. The Department of Infectious Diseases have stressed that the virus is beginning to circulate in Rome.