The death toll from the Italian coronavirus increases by 760 to 13,915 with 115,242 confirmed cases
- The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus outbreak has increased today from 760 to 13,915
- The number of confirmed cases rose from 110,570 to 115,242 from Wednesday
The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus outbreak has risen by 760 to 13,915, officials said.
The number of confirmed cases rose from 110,574 on Wednesday to 115,242.
Meanwhile, the Vatican registered its seventh case of coronavirus and extended its partial closure to May 4.
A man with an improvised protective mask walks down the street in Rome as Italy struggles to control the coronavirus outbreak
Healthcare workers wearing protective suits move a suspected coronavirus patient from a retirement home in Naples for hospital treatment
A corona patient from Bergamo is taken off the plane at Leipzig-Halle Airport after Germany volunteered to treat some of the sick in Italy
The Vatican says that a Vatican employee tested positive after being quarantined at home since mid-March because his wife, who works in a hospital, was infected.
The Vatican previously had six cases, including a senior official who lived in the same residence as Pope Francis. The Vatican has said that the Pope and his closest advisers have not been infected.
Francis also issued a decree on Thursday extending the suspension of the activities of the Vatican Criminal Court to May 4.
The Holy See says it has reduced its activities to only work that is essential to the functioning of the headquarters of the universal Catholic Church.
The Holy Week of Francis and the Easter services, which begin on Palm Sunday on Sunday, are held without the faithful present.
A graph showing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Italy (in black) compared to the daily total of deaths (in red) until April 1
A graph showing the number of new cases of coronavirus per day in Italy, until April 1
Medical personnel in full protective clothing carry a patient on a stretcher on a street in Naples
The figures were revealed when the head of the European Commission apologized to Italy for Europe’s lack of solidarity in addressing the corona virus crisis, but promised more help in addressing the economic consequences.
There was considerable dissatisfaction in Italy with Europe’s response to the pandemic, starting with the initial failure to send medical aid, followed by a refusal among northern countries to support joint bonds to mitigate recovery costs.
The far-right League party has jumped at the discontent to question Italy’s continued membership of the 27-nation bloc, while even ardent pro-Europeans are expressing consternation at the lack of empathy and support.
In just six weeks, Italy registered more than anywhere in the world 13,155 coronavirus deaths and registered 110,574 confirmed cases, second only to the United States.
The owner of a dressmaking shop in Rome, which has started making protective masks, is unwrapping hands to the locals in Rome
A woman walks her dog through the quiet streets of Milan during the closing of Italy
In a letter published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that too many EU countries had initially focused on their own problems.
“They didn’t know that we can only defeat this pandemic together as a Union. This was harmful and could have been avoided, “she wrote, adding,” Europe is gathering on the side of Italy today. ‘
The main point of contention is a request from Italy and eight other countries to issue “recovery bonds” on behalf of all euro area countries to help fund efforts to restore national economies that are expected to plunge into deep recession.
Conservative leaders in wealthy states such as Germany, the Netherlands and Austria have so far withdrawn from the idea of issuing bonds with highly indebted countries, such as Italy.