A surge in coronavirus cases in Italy, according to the Covid bulletin released today 14 October 2020 by the Ministry of Health. There are 7,332 new cases and 43 deaths in the last 24 hours, for 152,196 swabs performed, almost 40,000 more than yesterday when there were 5,901 new infections and 41 deaths, compared to 112,544 swabs.
Today’s is the highest number of new infections since the beginning of the health emergency. The national record peak was last March 21: 6,557 cases, with just 26,336 swabs.
The total of positive patients who died since the beginning of the epidemic reaches 36,289 units. Patients hospitalized with symptoms are 6009 (+394 in 24 hours), while there are currently 539 people in intensive care, 25 more than yesterday.
The currently positive are 92,445 (+5,252) while those discharged and healed in the last day are 244,065 (+2,037). The total number of cases since the beginning of the emergency, since it also includes deceased and recovered cases, rises to 372,799 units (+7,332).
In Lombardy alone, which remains the most affected region, 1,844 new infections and 17 deaths were recorded on the last day, with 29,048 swabs performed, almost double compared to over 17,100 swabs yesterday.
There are 64 patients in intensive care in the region, 2 more than yesterday when there were 1,080 new infections and 6 deaths. After Lombardy, the most affected regions are Campania, with 818 new cases, and Veneto, with 657 new infections.
(last updated 17.36)
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