Italy tops 69,000 coronavirus cases

After two straight days of day-to-day increases in new cases that had seen lower numbers, authorities on Tuesday said there were 5,249 new cases.

SHARE Italy tops 69,000 coronavirus cases
ITALY-HEALTH-VIRUS

ertova’s mayor Orlando Gualdi (L) walks past a building as an inhabitant looks from his balcony on in the village located near Bergamo, Lombardy, on March 24, 2020, where 36 people died of coronavirus in 23 days. - Gualdi goes out every day to talk and reassure the village’s citizens.

Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images

ROME — Three weeks into national lockdown, Italy’s daily bulletin about its COVID-19 outbreak added thousands more cases, pushing the nation’s overall total to more than 69,000.

Civil Protection authorities say there were 743 more deaths of infected persons in a 24-hour period, adding to Italy’s overall death toll that is the world’s highest. After two straight days of day-to-day increases in new cases that had seen lower numbers, authorities on Tuesday said there were 5,249 new cases.

A day earlier, new cases in a 24-hour period had totaled some 460 fewer. For two days running, the percentage of day-to-day increase in case load stands at 8%. Health authorities have cautioned that it’s too soon to say if Italy is about to see a peak in the outbreak. The country now has at least 6,820 deaths.

The Latest
Last year on Independence Day, Chicago reached a level of air pollution four times the hourly average of a normal summer day. “By 10:30 at night, it’s just a hazy fog and smoke everywhere that you can see,” one resident said.
Woman wonders why he would say that on Facebook and whether the relationship has a future.
The man, believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, was found unresponsive in the middle of police by responding officers.
The man, 39, was shot about 1:50 a.m. in the 400 block of East Erie Street, police said.
Voting, supporting election workers and fighting back against the Big Lie are part of saving our “grand experiment.”