Saturday May 16 2020
Coronavirus deaths and cases falling fast

There were 153 deaths related to coronavirus in Italy yesterday, 39 of them in Lombardy, as the active cases continue to plummet.

The lockdown is easing in the Peninsula after weeks of positive trends when it comes to deaths, ICU admissions and new infections.

Today’s statistics show there were 153 deaths over the last 24 hours, 39 of which were centred in the hotspot of Lombardy.

That figure of 39 is the lowest number of daily deaths in the Lombardy region for two months.

Out of a total 31,763 deaths in Italy related to COVID-19, 15,450 were based in Lombardy.

Another 875 people tested positive, 399 of them in Lombardy, but 2,605 throughout the country were told they have made a full recovery.

It means the number of active cases has plunged by another 1,883.

There are 775 patients left in intensive care, a drop of 33, with 392 released from hospital (leaving 10,400) and 59,012 in self-isolation with only minor symptoms (-1,458).

The test results are also promising, because only 1.3 per cent of those checked proved to have coronavirus – 875 cases in 69,179 swabs.

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