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 21, 9:30 p.m .: The municipalities in South-Tirol also on Saturday in the test stations that were set up for the voluntary corona mass test. The antigen test detected the corona virus in a total of 2553 people, as the state of South Tyrol reports on its website. This corresponds to one percent of the more than 254,000 people tested so far.
– Country South Tyrol (@LandSuedtirol) November 21, 2020
Meanwhile, Italy recorded 34,767 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday. The day before, 37,242 new infections were registered. The number of deaths also fell by seven compared to the previous day and is 692.
Coronavirus in Italy: South Tyrol starts with mass tests – rush is great
Update from November 21, 1:28 p.m .: In the northern Italian province South-Tirol is the participation of citizens in voluntary Corona mass test large. Since the test stations opened until Saturday morning almost 140,000 people take a smear. As the authorities announced on the Internet, received it until 10 a.m. on the second day a total of 1744 people (1.3 percent) had a positive corona test result. The screening runs at almost 200 test points until Sunday evening.
The State government wants with the campaign under the motto “South Tyrol tests” the second corona wave * break faster. People who are unaware of their infection should be discovered. They are considered a dangerous source of infection. In South-Tirol, about that one Partial lockdown is imposed, a good half a million people live. The Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol hopes that at the end of the day two thirds of citizens will take a rapid antigen test. That would be about 350,000 people. If the action slows the pandemic, politicians want their classification as soon as possible red zone cancel. Italy’s government in Rome has for such High risk zones strict restrictions imposed.
The success one Mass testing According to experts, depends heavily on one high participation rate from. Critics complain that the results of Rapid antigen tests * are not reliable enough. The effort and costs of the major campaign are also high. Austria also plans mass tests that Slovakia is already in a new round with its series tests.
Corona in Italy: More than 37,000 new infections and almost 700 deaths
Update from November 20, 6:07 p.m .: While in South-Tirol currently trying to establish chains of infection with Mass testing to recognize and break up, the rise Infection numbers in Italy continue on. After a few days with lower numbers, the Mediterranean country hit a worryingly high value of again on Friday 37,242 new infections and 699 deaths Within 24 hours. “The epidemic remains at a critical level,” said the Italian Ministry of Health regarding the figures.
But there is a small silver lining: it is nationwide R value on 1.18 decreased. The regions of Sardinia, Lazio, Liguria and Molise have even managed to increase the value under 1 to press. There, a sick person hardly infects other people.
Corona in Italy: South Tyrol starts with mass tests – long queues in front of the centers
Update from November 20, 1:56 p.m.: Long strikes form in front of South Tyrol’s test centers.
For November 20-22, around half a million people are invited to be tested for free. The state government hopes to reach at least 350,000 people. The test results can be read on the mobile phone after about fifteen minutes. Anyone who receives a positive result should isolate themselves at home for ten days.
Update from November 19, 10:54 a.m.: “Either we stay modest or the curve shoots up. No celebrations and hugs, but presents, ”said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with a view to Christmas.
“The behavior of every individual plays a major role,” he emphasizes again and again, also on Twitter:
Governments and @EU_Commission closely coordinated to overcome the new wave of # COVID19. The responsible behavior of each individual, tests and vaccines play a key role to defeat the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/MrFEw5Q7Oj
– Giuseppe Conte (@GiuseppeConteIT) November 19, 2020
Now he is said to have been carried away to give an early forecast for Christmas. His words are said to have fallen on the sidelines of an annual video conference of the Italian communities, such as the public news channel Rai reported in South Tyrol.
Corona in Italy – breaking chains of infection: South Tyrol starts mass tests with 900 doctors in action
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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