Chinanews, October 17th. According to Euronet, the Italian Ministry of Emergency Civil Defense reported on the 16th that there were 10010 new confirmed cases of new crown and 55 deaths. The cumulative number of confirmed cases increased to 39,611, and 36,427 deaths.
This is the first time that Italy has confirmed more than 10,000 new cases in a single day since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.
Data map: On June 1, the Colosseum reopened in Rome, the capital of Italy.
For epidemic prevention reasons, visitors are required to wear masks, take their body temperature and disinfect their hands when entering the venue.
According to the Italian Ministry of Health, in the past 24 hours, nearly half of the 20 regions in the country have more than 500 new confirmed cases in a single day. Among them, Lombardy has 2419 new confirmed cases, and Campania. There were 1261 cases and 821 cases in Piedmont.
According to the Italian National Health Institute (ISS) Epidemic Monitoring Report, in the past two weeks from September 28 to October 11, there were 1,749 new coronavirus transmission chains nationwide, and the number of active virus transmission chains reached 4913, with infections per 100,000 residents. There are about 75 people.
Since October 12, the epidemic has deteriorated sharply. Analysis of data shows that Italy may reach the critical point of the national medical system's capacity in November.
The Italian National Science and Technology Commission’s Epidemic Prevention and Control Expert Team stated that if the number of new confirmed cases in a single day continues to rise in the next few days, in order to avoid implementing lockdown measures across the country, the government should first consider imposing a curfew from 21 or 22:00 in the evening. And close all public places and all schools in severely affected areas.
Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to the Italian Ministry of Health and director of the National Institute of Advanced Health, said that the epidemic data shows that the health department’s ability to track the epidemic has failed, and the current epidemic prevention strategy is no longer effective. Development in the direction where the epidemic is out of control.
The Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, encouraged regional governments to adopt more stringent prevention and control measures and called for blockades of the most risky areas.
Italian Prime Minister Conte stated that he does not approve of the blockade of large commercial cities such as Milan. He should believe in the will and behavior of the people to contain the virus and try his best to avoid large-scale blockade measures.
However, the government will fully respect the opinions of experts, consider and evaluate the situation of the epidemic, and formulate and amend epidemic prevention laws in a timely manner to ensure the normal operation of the medical system and the health and safety of the people.