Italy is hit hard by the second corona wave. Hospitals are at their limit because of Covid-19. South Tyrol tries to slow down the infection rate with mass tests. The news ticker.
- Coronavirus pandemic* in Italy: The number of New corona infections and the Covid-19*-Kill is high.
- Hundreds of doctors are among the fatalities. In the Lombardy an old couple dies on the same day of the insidious Lung disease.
- This News ticker on Corona * in Italy is constantly updated.
Update from November 19, 10:40 a.m.: South-Tirol starts Corona mass tests. This weekend (November 20-22) people across South Tyrol will be tested for Sars-CoV-2 quickly and unbureaucratically. 350,000 rapid antigen tests * to prove the coronavirus should be carried out. With the nationwide testing, unknown sources of infection are to be found and a further increase is to be stopped, the South Tyrolean provincial administration announced.
“The ‘South Tyrol tests’ campaign is a great opportunity to break the chains of infection,” said Governor Arno Kompatscher at the presentation. 900 doctors, nurses and employees of the White and Red Cross in action, plus staff from the communities. According to the authorities, that will be 1,500 people per day. 184 locations and over 646 test lines are planned for the corona antigen tests.
In Italy the situation is dramatic: more are within 24 hours 753 corona fatalities has been recorded. A new sad record. The day before it was 731 (see update from November 18, 10:05 a.m.). The only bright spot, the number of new infections is up 9,358 corona cases decreased (previous day: 16,028).
Corona: Italy with a dramatic record for the second wave – new death every two minutes
Update from November 18, 10:05 a.m.: In Italy there is little consolation. There is a death every two minuteswrites the Italian daily La Stampa on the number of deaths in the past 24 hours (see also update from November 17th, 10:30 p.m.). Let it be a dramatic record for the second wave. There were similar numbers of deaths during the first wave on April 3. The first lockdown was not yet visible in the hospitals at the time. The Italian government first sealed off the hotspots at the beginning of March, followed by a complete lockdown with a strict curfew.
Will by all means Italy now prevent a second lockdown. The country is still a long way from an emergency, said a special commissioner two days ago, according to the La Stampa. Another 1,000 intensive care places are to be created for corona patients. But the hospitals can hardly withstand the pressure anymore. In the so-called “red zones”, the intensive care units are already at their limits. According to the criticism, setting up ventilators is not enough.
“It means thinking that knowing how to turn on a fan is enough to save a life. Unfortunately, that is not the case, ”says Antonio Giarratano, head of the Society of Anesthetists and Resuscitation Physicians in the La Stampa.
The intensive care units are full. 3,612 corona patients require intensive medical treatment and a further 538 are in the hospital.
– Ministero della Salute (@MinisteroSalute) November 17, 2020
Update from November 17th, 10:30 p.m .: The number of Corona deaths in Italy is consistently high.
The details of the Johns Hopkins University according to arrived on November 17th within 24 hours 731 new deaths add that with or at Covid-19 died.
Corona pandemic in Italy: many doctors among the Covid 19 deaths
Update from November 17th, 8 p.m .: The Coronavirus* continues to demand many lives in Italy. According to surveys by Johns Hopkins University 46,464 people died on or with in the Mediterranean country by Tuesday evening, 7:50 p.m. Covid-19.
Including: 196 doctors. This emerges from the so-called “List of the Dead” published by the national association of surgeons and dentists – and published by the daily newspaper La Republicca published.
One of the on or with corona* deceased physician, Antonio Casillo, is said to have been in a hospital without interruption since spring because of staff shortages Covid-19 have fought.
Coronavirus pandemic: Italy hit hard by second corona wave
First report from November 17th: Munich / Rome – The Coronavirus pandemic* has many individual stories to offer. Often advances Italy at the same time in focus.
The Mediterranean country was at the beginning of the global Corona crisis hit hard, and the second wave in autumn hit the EU country hard.
Corona pandemic in Italy: couple dies of Covid-19 in immediate succession
The renowned daily newspaper is now telling a sentimental episode La Repubblica from a hospital in Monza. Here in the middle of the Lombardywhere the world famous Formula 1 track meanwhile as a triage center for Covid-19 patients serves, a tragically touching case happened.
Olga, she was 83, and her husband Vincenzo, he was 82, came together to the Monza clinic on November 11th. They came from Sesto San Giovanni, a medium-sized town (around 80,000 inhabitants), exactly between Monza and the regional capital Milan located. Both showed advanced corona symptoms, especially high fever.
Corona pandemic in Italy: pathetic Covid-19 story from Lombardy
According to a report by La Repubblica they literally went to their deaths together. Because: On Sunday, November 15th, Olga first succumbed to her infection at 2 p.m. – just an hour later, he also died Covid-19 Vincenzo fell ill. They were in the same hospital, but physically separated from each other. According to the stories, Olga is said to have asked to have her husband’s jacket hung in her room.
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