Hospitals in Italy Milan are said to be at full ‘saturation’ – with the country’s coronavirus outbreak still predicted to be two weeks away from its peak.

Dr. Massimo Galli, head of the infectious disease unit at Sacco Hospital in Milan, said the facility has been accepting new patients every five minutes.
His warning comes as Italian civil protection authorities said today that the number of infections has soared by more than 2,500 in 24 hours while virus-related deaths made the largest single-day jump of 250.
That took the total number of infected in Italy to 17,660 and the number of related deaths to 1,266. The virus, now classed as a pandemic, is predicted to get worse before it gets better by infectious disease experts as a peak in the number of patients with the virus in Italy is expected in two week’s time.

The total number of cases in Italy, the European country hardest hit by the virus, rose to 15,113 from a previous 12,462, an increase of 21.7%.

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