Coronavirus in Italy: updated map and case count
Here are the latest updates:
Latest Update | Sunday 24th May
Today marks the first day since the outbreak of COVID-19 that the daily death total is under 100, in the last 24hrs only 50 deaths have been reported. The number of recoveries now stands at 140,479.
Currently we are allowed to go to Restaurants, Bars, Hairdressers, Barbers, Beaches and Museums. Of course there are very strict social distancing measures in place such as floor markings and signs, face masks are also obligatory in all public spaces.
Latest Update | Monday 18th May |
Today marks a significant day in Phase 2 of Italy’s lockdown from today:
– Restaurants and bars allowed to re-open to the public
– Citizens are allowed to move freely within their region without certification
– Social distancing is still in place with 1.5 metre rule
– Barbers and Hair Salons open again to the public
– We are now allowed to visit our friends
Latest Update | Saturday 16th May | June 3rd now marks a significant date here in Italy, where the borders will be opened and EU tourists and citizens from the Schengen area will be allowed to visit. Restrictions will also be lifted on travel within Italy, meaning residents will once again be allowed to freely travel from region to region.
Latest Update | Thursday 7th May |After two very long months of lockdown in Italy, Italians are now able to be reunited with their families after many weeks separated. The latest figures from Italy show us that a total of 96,276 have now recovered from COVID-19 in Italy, with a new record being hit yesterday with 8,014 people recovered in 24hrs. The curve is still lowering a daily we are seeing small glimmers of hope that we are going in the positive direction.
Latest Update | Thursday 30th April | Amazing news! A new record of 4,693 has been set in the last 24hrs of recoveries of COVID-19 in Italy! The number of new cases today is also very low with only 1,872 recovered since yesterday. The curve is continuing to flatten and the number of daily victims is also lowering. We are heading in the right direction, one day at a time.
Latest Update | Monday 27th/Tuesday 28th April | The latest figures shows us that another 2,317 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Italy making the total number of recoveries across the country 68,941! The curve is still flattening and the number of new cases are still lowering. With 6 days left until the end of Italy’s first stage of lockdown, Italians are still keeping their communities strong showing us that together we are always stronger.
Latest Update | Monday 20th/ Tuesday 21st April | We are so happy to report that since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy the number of patients discharged and cured has never been higher! In the last 24 hours 772 patients have been discharged from hospitals while the recovered are 2,723 more than yesterday.
This is one of our favourite pictures from the ‘Andrà Tutto Bene’ movement. A huge thank you to all the workers out there every single day ensuring everyone’s safety and well being. The world has truly came together, and we will make it through this extremely difficult time. Forza Italia and Forza The World!
Latest Update | Saturday 18th April | A total of 2,200 people have successfully recovered from COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24hrs, bringing the total to 44,927! In other good news, the number of new cases and daily deceased is lowering, better days are coming. This sweet and caring photo captures two neighbours in this generous act of one neighbour exchanging coffee with her elderly neighbour. Italians will always find a way to share their daily coffee together, another creative way to keep some sort of daily routine normality. Remember to take care of each other, especially those of an older age, we will get through this together.
Latest Update | Friday 17th April | The latest figures show us that 2,563 people have successfully recovered from COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24hrs! This brings the number of recoveries to an amazing total of 42,727. Today also marks the lowest increase of new cases since the 2nd of March which is very positive! Ferrari is now producing respirator valves and fittings for protective masks in support of health workers treating coronavirus patients. The equipment will be distributed to hospitals throughout Italy, slowly but surely we are fighting this outbreak together.
Latest Update | Thursday 16th April | Italy’s latest figures are going into a downward trend, with the curves of the infected, hospitalised and deceased evidently lowering. Intensive care admissions are also still falling and for the first time since March 20, patients in the wards have fallen below three thousand. The number of recoveries in the last 24hrs in Italy are 2,072 with the total now standing at an amazing 40,164.
Latest Update | Wednesday 8th April | Amazing news for Italy! Today marks the first day that over 2,000 people, a new record for us, have successfully recovered from Coronavirus in Italy in the last 24hrs. The total of recoveries now stands at 26,491. The number of deaths recorded was also lower than yesterdays figures.
Latest Update | Monday 6th April | Today’s figures reveal another 1,022 people in Italy have recovered from Coronavirus in the last 24hrs! The death toll continues to drop in Italy which is amazing and also the number of new cases -717 compared to yesterdays figures. The photo below is of a husband and wife duo fighting COVID-19 together. They work 7 days a week, usually for 18 hours a day or until they can’t stand up anymore, they can’t touch each other except while wearing their safety equipment just in case one is infected. This is just an example of two of the thousands of heroes that are battling the front lines in this pandemic for us. Let’s not forget about the sacrifices they are making for us and continue to stay home.
In the last 2 weeks, the Coronavirus emergency room in Parma had over 50 patients. Today, for the first time since it was set up, the room is empty. Small and positive victories, we can do this!
Latest Update | Saturday 4th April | The latest numbers from today’s report show us that an additional 1,238 people have successfully recovered from COVID-19 in Italy with the total now standing at 20,996!
Angelo Borelli, Head of the Civil Protection has said today that, “The number of patients in intensive care decreased by 74 and it is important news because it allows ours hospitals to breathe”.
Thursday, 2nd April | The latest figures show us another 1,431 have successfully recovered from COVID-19 in Italy in the last 24 hours! This brings the total to 18,278 and marks the fourth day in a row over 1,000 have recovered. The number of new cases is still on the up with an increase compared to Wednesday of 2,477 cases.
Tuesday, 31st March | Today’s figures give us a glimmer of positivity, 1,109 more people have been successfully healed from Coronavirus in the last 24hrs! This is the second day in a row that over 1,000 people have recovered, giving us hope the recovery rate is getting higher. However there is still a daily rise in new cases, +4,035 have been confirmed today.
Let’s not also forget the huge efforts and dedication of the medical workers fighting the outbreak together. Here in Italy, doctors have been sent from neighbouring countries to help, here’s some of them holding up banners showing where they came from. The world has come together to help Italy with it’s outbreak, the perfect example of unity in these dark times, together we will get through this.
Sunday, 29th March | Today’s data shows us that the total amount of people that have successfully recovered from Coronavirus in Italy now stands at a total of 13,030 meaning in the last 24 hours there has been an increase of an additional 646 people. However the numbers of those infected are still on the rise, with an increase of 3,815 cases today, it is believed the Italy is now currently either within the current peak period or very close to it. There will be light at the end of this very dark tunnel, the infection rate is slowly declining and the curve is flattening. On another positive note, Ferrari has also announced today they have decided to collaborate with the only Italian company that produces ventilators in a bid to help push the production of these much needed machines.
Evolution of the situation
Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019, this invisible and deadly virus is closely related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), and since the beginning has had the rest of the world watching, it was only a matter of time before the virus spread further.
January 31st marked the day where the first two cases of Coronavirus were confirmed in Rome, a Chinese couple who had travelled to Italy originally from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China. This led the Italian Government to suspend all flights to and from China and declared a state of emergency for a duration for 6 months. As the situation developed further by mid February the Northern region of Lombardy began to see an increase of cases spreading across several small towns. The Italian Government took further action and declared lockdown of the whole region and 11 neighbouring provinces, including Milan and Venice. With 16 million people now on lockdown, it was enforced that anyone found violating the lockdown could be subject to a large fine or even jail time given by police and soldiers. All schools and universities were forced to close on 4th March and on the 9th March, with the virus having already spread to all 20 regions, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the quarantine measures were to be extended across the whole country: this decision made Italy the first country in the world to implement a national quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Current Limits for Travelling in Italy
The restrictions of movements in Italy first began in the red zone of the Coronavirus outbreak in Lombardy however now cover the whole of Italy. Day to day life in Italy now is very much on hold, shops are shut, bars are closed and many students now completing their degrees and taking their classes online. All residents must stay at home and are only allowed to venture outside for urgent matters of work, food and health but only with a Ministry issued permit.
“Anyone caught leaving their home without good reason will now face fines of between €400 to €3,000 against a previous €206” Conte said in a television address.
As of yesterday, it was revealed that the current contagion cases had only risen by 5%, compared to a 7% rise on Friday. With Italy having already practised social distancing techniques and implemented a national quarantine for almost three weeks already, we are slowly seeing a decrease in the number of new cases confirming that the draicon like measures taken are proving to be effective. The total number of people recovered is now 12,384, however as the death toll in Italy has now surpassed 10,000 it’s clear we still have a long way to go.
Many Italian celebrities and influencers such as Chiara Ferragni and Fedez have created or are promoting on their socials GoFundMe pages to raise money in efforts to support hospitals around Italy, especially those who have been hit harder in the Northern Lombardy region. Having raised over €3 Million in 24 hours, the pairs original goal of €1,500,000 has now almost tripled the fundraising target to over €4 million. Fashion designer Giorgio Armani also donated €1.25 million to hospitals in Italy to help combat this virus, he has also announced that the Armani factories will now be used to make medical overalls for healthcare workers.
Just like Wuhan in China is now beginning to slowly go back to life before quarantine, we must remain positive that Italy will also overcome this. With the online movement of #iorestoacasa (I’m staying at home) growing daily, there is a very strong sense of unity and determination to get through these dark days together. In villages and cities across the country a unison of voices are heard daily, many singing the Italian national anthem in the hope to raise the spirits of those around them.
It’s times like these that force us to appreciate all of the little things we have around us that we would usually take for granted. For now we must all stay home, take care of each other and not put others at risk the elderly or the young, enjoy this time with family and be thankful that we will slowly but surely get through this together. If Italy has taught the world anything in the last few weeks, is that hope always wins.