Sep, 2020 - By SMI
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 233,197 individuals and has killed more than 33,475 people in Italy.
In Europe, Italy was the first country that has been hard-hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 pandemic). Moreover, Italy has the highest mortality rate among European countries. However, now, according to health experts, the virus is losing its effectiveness and has become less deadly. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of Milan’s San Rafaelle Hospital and an Italian health expert said that the novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 clinically no longer exists in Italy. Further, Zangrillo added that the country is now returning to normal.
Moreover, Zangrillo urged the Italian government to ease lockdown measures, adding that the warning of a second wave of the virus is causing panic among the inhabitants. The head of the infectious diseases clinic of San Martino Hospital, Matteo Bassetti agreed that the novel coronavirus is not as deadly as it used to be. From February to March 2020, the country experienced the COVID-19 outbreak, making it one of the hardest-hit countries early in the pandemic. To date, the virus has infected more than 233,197 individuals and has killed more than 33,475 people in Italy.
Over the past week, Italy reported a continuous decline in positive cases, with 355 new cases on May 31 compared to previous day. The death toll was 75, compared with 111 the previous day. The northern region of the country had been hard-hit by the virus. The first positive case of the novel coronavirus was found in the northern region of the country. Large-scale migration from the affected areas to the south was recorded before the national lockout. Very low infection rates were recorded in the southern regions, and it has been posted that the novel coronavirus was hatching long before lockdown. However, the Under Secretary of the Italian Ministry of Health, Sandra Zampa, said that it is still uncertain that the virus is disappearing.
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