The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the Lombardy region, the epidemic in Italy, increased again on March 24 after showing signs of cooling down earlier.
According to Reuters, Italian authorities on March 24 said the number of Covid-19 infections recorded in the past 24 hours in the Lombardy region, the epicenter of the disease in the country, was 1,940 while the number of deaths was 400.
To date, the Lombardy region has recorded a total of nearly 30,700 cases positive for the new strain of corona virus, of which 4,175 have died. The region, home to the Milan financial center, now accounts for more than 50% of all Italian Covid-19 deaths.
According to data released on March 23, Italy is the country most heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe with 63,927 cases, of which 6,077 cases were fatal.
Italy’s Civil Protection Agency warned on March 24 that the number of new cases of corona virus in the country could be 10 times higher than official statistics.
“For every recorded positive case, there may be as many as 10 unrecognized positive cases,” said Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency.
Italy’s neighboring country of Spain on March 24 confirmed an additional 6,584 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of patients to 39,089. The number of deaths in the second largest epidemic in Europe is now 2,696, an increase of 514 cases.
Fernando Simon, head of the emergency medical agency, said about 5,400 Hispanic health workers were infected with the corona virus, accounting for 14% of all Covid-19 patients in the country.