Italy now appears to be issuing only a single daily (1800 hrs CET) COVID-19 update. Today they announced another 228 cases, and 8 additional deaths.
As we've seen in other countries, most cases are mild enough to be treated at home. But roughly 40% of the identified cases are hospitalized, and roughly a quarter of those (n=105) are in intensive care.
Covid-19: the cases in Italy at 6 pm on 29 February
As regards health monitoring relating to the spread of Coronavirus on the national territory, 1049 people are currently positive for the virus.
The number of people infected in the individual Regions is as follows: in Lombardy there are 615, 217 in Emilia-Romagna, 191 in Veneto, 42 in Liguria, 13 in Campania, 11 in Piedmont, 11 in Tuscany, 11 in the Marche, 6 in Lazio, 4 in Sicily, 3 in Puglia, 2 in Abruzzo, 1 in Calabria and 1 in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
There are 401 patients hospitalized with symptoms, 105 are in intensive care, while 543 are in home isolation. The number of people healed is 50. The dead are 29, this number, however, can be confirmed only after the Istituto Superiore di Sanità has established the actual cause of the death.
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