10% of Italians taking swab in past 24 hours resulted positive to coronavirus

epa08407216 A young couple marries in a civil ceremony in the municipality of Milan, Italy, 07 May 2020. Italy tries to return to normality in phase 2 after the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. EPA-EFE/Mourad Balti Touati

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1,041 new cases of coronavirus infections were registered in Italy today. However, the number of those requiring intensive care has gone down to 1,311, 22 less than yesterday. The number of recoveries keeps edging up, with another increase of 3,031.

These new cases resulted from a total of 13,665 tests carried out during the past 24 hours, meaning that more than 10% have resulted positive. It is the highest data since the 24th April, the first day that this percentage was revealed.

274 people lost their lives today, meaning the country will likely exceed the 30,000 death threshold by tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the President of Italy’s Superior Health Institute, Silvio Brusaferro, explaiend that the second phased is a three-legged one and it involves monitoring new problematic areas, ensure the availability of resources to treat new cases and guaranteeing services which had been postponed or limited during the first phase.

Government has also reached, earlier today, an agreement with the ecclesiastical authorities for resuming Church services, with social distancing restrictions, as from 18th May.

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