March 21, 2020

Italy reports mortifying number of new deaths from COVID-19

Yesterday Italy reported a staggering 627 deaths and 5986 new coronavirus cases. COVID-19 or coronavirus, is the disease caused by SARS-CoV2.

Today Italy is reporting 793 deaths and 6557 new COVID infections.

There were 546 deaths in the Northern region Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of the countries Coronavirus toll. The mortifying news should be a wake up call for American’s who are ONLY weeks behind Italy. The new reported deaths means over 3000 people have died in Italy from COVID-19.

Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 53,578 and total death toll reaches 4,825. This puts Italy at 9% fatality rate for those confirmed with the illness.

For context, 2996 people lost their lives at the World Trade Center from attacks orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden.

Scientists and doctors have urged the American public to stay at home in order to curve the spread of the virus. Statistically it seems the virus has the most devastating consequences for the elderly, especially men as reported by NYTimes.

Despite the heavy death toll, Italian’s remain committed to adhering to the ‘lockdown’ in place to prevent further spread of the virus.

“We are in desperate need of nurses and physicians “

“From different parts of Italy, Italians hanging Italians flags over the balconies or windows showing that they’re ok .”

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