Coronavirus Death toll in ITALY approaches 14,000 but Infection rate continues to Slow Down
The country’s total death toll is now 13,915, while a further 4668 cases were confirmed on Thursday bringing the nation’s tally to 115,242.
Of those originally infected, 18,278 in total had fully recovered on Thursday, compared to 16,847 the day before (includes the deceased and recovered patients)There were 4053 people in intensive care, up from a previous 4035, however, authorities said the total number of patients in the hospital was down.
“The number of people being hospitalized has decreased,” head of the Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli, said.
The infection rate has also slowed again in Lombardy, the worst-affected region, with 1292 new cases registered on Thursday, compared to 1565 on Wednesday.
Pressure on hospitals also continued to ease, with more than 800 people recovered and 165 fewer people hospitalized compared to a day earlier.
Italy has registered more deaths than anywhere else in the world, and currently accounts for around 28 percent of all global fatalities from the virus.