Updates – Coronavirus in Italy

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Coronavirus in Italy currently at 7,375 total cases with +1,492 new cases, with 366 death

Coronavirus in Italy – Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

A simple list of COVID-19 Coronavirus (Cases, Deaths & Recovered)

Coronavirus Timeline in Italy

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07 March 2020

 ITALY EMERGENCY MEASURES

16 days after The Italian government lockdown about 16 million Italians living in 14 provinces in the north of the country, as well as prohibitive measures covering the whole country. [source]

Northern Italy under lockdown

– Lombardy region (entire region, all provinces)
– Piedmont (provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola, and Vercelli)
– Veneto
(provinces of PaduaTreviso, and Venice)
– Emilia Romagna (provinces of Modena, ParmaPiacenza, Reggio Emilia, and Rimini)
– Marche 
(province of Pesaro Urbino)

The restrictions include closing down All schools and universities and restrictions going to cinemas, theaters, museums, pubs, game rooms, dance schools, discos Swimming pools, sports halls, thermal baths, cultural centers and wellness centers must suspend their activities

07 March 2020

  • 12 new cases in Italy. New cases include:
    • 5 health workers and 3 patients in the Codogno Hospital.
    • the son of a bar owner who practiced sport with the man.
    • 3 clients of the bar.
    • a couple, aged 78 and 67 years old, in critical condition in the Veneto region (the man has later died).

06 March 2020

 778 new cases and 49 new deaths in Italy. Total cases: 4,636. Total deaths: 197. Active cases: 3,916.
– Among the 3,916 active cases, 2,394 (61%) are hospitalized, 462 of which (representing 12% of active cases) are in intensive care.
– Among the 720 closed cases, 523 (73%) have recovered, 197 (27%) have died.

04 March 2020

587 new cases and 28 new deaths in Italy. Total: 3,089 and 107 deaths [source] [source]
Among the 2,706 active cases, 1,344 (50%) are hospitalized, 295 of which (representing 11% of active cases) are in intensive care.
Among the 383 closed cases, 276 (72%) have recovered, 107 (28%) have died.
All schools and universities in Italy closed until March 15 in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. [source]

03 March 2020

Bruce Aylward, World Health Organization Joint Mission to China:

“I think the key learning from China is speed — it’s all about the speed. The faster you can find the cases, isolate the cases, and track their close contacts, the more successful you’re going to be. […]

People keep saying [the cases are the] tip of the iceberg. But we couldn’t find that. We found there’s a lot of people who are cases, a lot of close contacts — but not a lot of asymptomatic circulation of this virus in the bigger population. And that’s different from flu. […]

China got patients in treatment early and have highly sophisticated health care treatment procedures. They are really good at keeping people alive with this disease. They have a survival rate (with a mortality rate of just under 1% outside of Hubei province) for this disease I would not extrapolate to the rest of the world. What you’ve seen in Italy and Iran is that a lot of people are dying.

Panic and hysteria are not appropriate. This is a disease that is in the cases and their close contacts. It’s not a hidden enemy lurking behind bushes. Get organized, get educated, and get working.”

Source: Vox Interview

 466 new cases and 27 new deaths in Italy, for a total of 2,502 cases and 79 deaths to date. [source] [source]
Among the 2,263 active cases, 1,034 (46%) are hospitalized, 229 of which (representing 10% of active cases) are in intensive care.
Among the 239 closed cases, 160 (67%) have recovered, 79 (33%) have died.

02 March 2020

  • 335 new cases and 11 new deaths in Italy, for a total of 2,036 cases and 52 deaths to date. Among the 1,835 active cases, 908 (49%) are hospitalized, 166 of which (representing 9% of active cases) are in intensive care. Among the 201 closed cases, 149 (74%) have recovered, 52 (26%) have died. [source] [source] Lombardy region urges people over 65 years of age to stay home and not go out for 2-3 weeks. [source] New cases include:
    – Alessandro Mattinzoli, Councilor for Economic Development in Lombardy, has tested positive to the virus. All members of the council will undergo testing. [source]
    – a police officer in Rome who had been in contact with a friend from Lombardy. [source]
    – the first case in Sardinia, currently hospitalized in Cagliari. [source]
  •  61 new cases and 1 new death in France [source]

01 March 2020

 573 new cases and 12 new deaths in Italy, for a total of 1,701 cases. Among the 1,577 active cases, 779 (49%) are hospitalized140 of which (representing 9% of active cases) are in intensive care. Among the 124 closed cases, 83 (67%) have recovered, 41 (33%) have died. The number of deaths reported in the press conference [source] [source] was later rectified from 34 to 41 (31 in Lombardy, 8 in Emilia Romagna, and 2 in Veneto), when Lombardy’s councilor corrected the initial report of 24 deaths to 31 deaths for Lombardy. [source] [source] The total number of cases has been adjusted as well, to reflect this correction.

29 February 2020

  •  1st death in the United States in Washington State. [source]
  • Travel advisory raised to level 4: Do not travel to specific regions in Italy and South Korea.
  • Travel from Iran banned.
  • Recent new cases in Washington State, Oregon and California suggest local, person-to-person spread of the virus in the United States.

239 new cases and 8 new deaths in Italy. Among the 1,049 active cases, 401 (38%) are hospitalized, and 105 (10%) are in intensive care. Among the 79 closed cases, 50 (63%) have recovered, 29 (37%) have died. [source] [source]

28 February 2020

 U.S. CDC issues travel warning to Italy: avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. [source]

233 new cases and 4 new deaths in Italy: for a total of 888 cases, of which: [source] [source]
– 821 active cases (including 64 in intensive care and 412 asymptomatic/very mild symptoms)
– 21 deaths
– 46 recovered
Distribution of the 888 cases by region (14 out of 20 Italian regions affected): 531 in Lombardy, 151 in Veneto, 145 in Emilia-Romagna, 19 in Liguria, 11 in Piedmont, 8 in Tuscany, 6 nelle Marche, 4 in Sicily, 4 in Campania, 3 in Lazio, 3 in Puglia, 1 in Abruzzo, 1 in Calabria, and 1 in the Province of Bolzano (Alto Adige). [source]

27 February 2020

  •  180 new cases and 5 new deaths in Italy. Among the 472 active cases from an earlier report, 159 (34%) are hospitalized and 37 (8%) are in intensive care. [source]
  • Italy has now relaxed its testing criteria: contacts linked to confirmed cases or recent travelers to outbreak areas will not be tested anymore, unless they show symptoms. [source] See: comparison with other countries.

26 February 2020

 147 new cases and 1 new death in Italy: a 69-year-old man from the Lodi area who was hospitalized in Emilia Romagna and had existing respiratory problems. The virus has now spread in more than half of the Italian’s regions:

– Lombardy305 cases and 9 deaths [source]
– Veneto87 cases and 2 deaths [source]
– Emilia Romagna47 cases and 1 death [source]
– Liguria16 cases [source]
– Marchecases (all in the Pesaro area [source])
– Laziocases
– Sicily3 cases [source]
– Tuscany2 cases: including a Norwegian student (first case of a student) at the University of Florence who had returned from Norway (via Munich) 5 days ago. [source]
– Piedmont1 case (2 retracted as false positives)
– Campania1 case [source]
– Puglia1 case (a 33-year-old Taranto resident who had visited Codogno in Lombardy) [source]
– Alto Adige1 case.

2 new cases in Italy: 1 in Alto Adige and 1 in Lombardy. [source]

25 February 2020

4 new deaths in Italy (an initially confirmed death of a woman from Crema has been later retracted and not attributed to coronavirus:
– a 62-year old man from Como with pre-existing conditions.
– a 80-year-old man in Milan (Sacco hospital).
– a 84-year-old man in Bergamo (Lombardy) with pre-existing medical conditions. [source]
– a 88-year-old man in Caselle Landi (Lombardy).

23 February 2020

  • Mayor of one of the towns in lockdown says they’ve run out of coronavirus testing kits. [source]
  • ECDC: “As the situation is rapidly evolving, more cases are expected in Italy […] Extraordinary measures in northern Italy are essential to limit the outbreak and may need to be replicated in other communities in the coming days.” [source]
  • 78 new cases in Italy and 1 new death in Italy (a woman being treated for cancer in Crema), including 4 new cases near Bergamo, 2 new cases in Venice (historical center), a 17-year-old male in Valtellina, and a couple in Turin who visited their child at the Regina Margherita Hospital yesterday.

22 February 2020

  • Italy becomes the country with the highest number of cases and deaths in Europe, accounting for over 60% of all European cases, and representing the country with most cases among all western (non Asian) nations.
  • As of the end of February 22, there were a total of:
    – 54 cases in Lombardy region (including 1 death, with 18 in critical condition).
    – 18 in Veneto region (including 1 death).
    –   3 in Emilia Romagna region (all of which hospitalized from the Lombardy hotspot).
    –   3 in Rome (including 2 recoveries).
    –   1 in Turin, Piedmont.
  • 18 cases are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

21 February 2020

  • With 79 total cases and 2 deaths as of the end of February 22:
    Italy becomes the country with the highest number of cases and deaths in Europe, accounting for over 60% of all European cases, and representing the country with most cases among all western (non Asian) nations.
  • As of the end of February 22, there were a total of:
    – 54 cases in Lombardy region (including 1 death, with 18 in critical condition).
    – 18 in Veneto region (including 1 death).
    –   3 in Emilia Romagna region (all of which hospitalized from the Lombardy hotspot).
    –   3 in Rome (including 2 recoveries).
    –   1 in Turin, Piedmont.
  • 18 cases are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

40+ new cases today in Italy, including:

  • – 2 doctors, husband and wife (a pediatrician), in Pieve Porto Morone (Pavia, Lombardy).
  • – 5 new cases in Vò Euganeo (Padua, Veneto region), where 4,200 people are now going to be tested.
  • – 1 in Cremona (Lombardy region), a 38 year-old woman, friend of a health worker in Lodi.
  • – 1 in Sesto Cremonese (Lombardy region).
  • – 2 in Dolo and Mira (Veneto region).

21 February 2020

 1st death in Italy: a 77 year old man in Vò Euganeo (Padua). The man had been in the hospital for the past ten days due to other health problems. Schools and shops in the town to be closed in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading, said Veneto governor Zaia.

12 new cases in Italy. New cases include:

  • 5 health workers and 3 patients in the Codogno Hospital.
  • the son of a bar owner who practiced sport with the man.
  • 3 clients of the bar.
  • a couple, aged 78 and 67 years old, in critical condition in the Veneto region (the man has later died).

3 new cases in Italy, contacts of the cases reported earlier today near Milan, in Lombardy region. “All citizens of Castiglione d’Adda, Codogno and Casalpusterlengo are invited, as a precaution, to stay home and avoid social contacts” a regional government official said in a note.

 2 new cases in Italy: the wife (eight-month pregnant) and friend of the previously confirmed case of a 38-year-old man near Milan, who is now in critical condition in intensive care. In early February, the man had dinner with a friend who had recently returned from China. He went to the emergency room on Feb.15 and again on Feb. 19. The friend is now undergoing tests. About 160 contacts of the man have been put under quarantine. Emergency procedures are being set in place in the firm where the man works.

20 February 2020

1 new case in Italy: a 38 year-old man, currently being treated in intensive care.

06 February 2020

1 new case in Italy: a 29-year-old Italian national repatriated from Wuhan with other 55 Italians. First case of coronavirus in an Italian national (the other two were Chinese tourists visiting Italy).