Italy on Thursday recorded the highest daily number of coronavirus recoveries since the emergency started in late February, the country’s Civil Protection Department said.
The country registered on Thursday 4,693 new recoveries, the highest daily figure since the emergency began, bringing the nationwide total 75,945, according to the latest data released by the Civil Protection Department.
The death toll on Thursday was 285, bringing the total to 27,967 in the country. The new infections on the day were 1,872, bringing the total number of cases, combining infections, fatalities and recoveries, in Italy to 205,463.
Of those 101,551 now infected, 1,694 are in intensive care, down by 101 patients compared to Wednesday, and 18,149 are hospitalized in normal wards, down by 1,061.
The rest, or 80 percent of those who tested positive, are in isolation at home.
Italy entered into a national lockdown on March 10 to contain the pandemic. The lockdown, expected to last until May 3, will be followed by a so-called “Phase Two,” which involves the gradual resumption of social, economic and productive activities.
Beginning May 4, the manufacturing, construction, and wholesale sectors can resume work. Following them are retailers, museums, galleries, and libraries on May 18, and bars, restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons on June 1. All businesses will have to follow rigorous workplace safety protocols.
Source: Xinhua – ROME