The President of the Italian region of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, said that the number of cases of coronavirus infection in a day has increased again after several days of declining dynamics.
“Today’s figures are still being clarified, but I can say that after three days of stabilization of the growth of infections, then there were more than 1,600, 1,800 infections per day. Today, unfortunately, we have reached more than 2.5 thousand new cases. This news saddens me, because the trend that was hoped to stabilize and then begin to fall, today received a reverse push,” he said during an online press conference for the foreign press.
According to the head of Lombardy, the specifics of “the spread of this virus escapes science.”
Fontana again stressed that the region needs medical staff, and in this regard, he thanked some countries, including Cuba, the United States, and Russia, for their assistance.
Lombardy is significantly ahead of the rest of Italy in terms of the number of coronavirus infections and deaths. The regional authorities report a lack of places and equipment in hospitals, field hospitals are being built, exhibition centers and other non-core institutions are being converted into hospitals.
According to official data released by the Italian civil defense service, currently, more than 75 thousand cases of infection with a new type of virus have been recorded in the Apennines, more than nine thousand patients have recovered, and the number of victims has exceeded 8 thousand people.