Italy and Spain both recorded record numbers of deaths since the beginning of the Covid-19 season, with 969 and 769 deaths respectively on March 27.
Italy and Spain have both recorded record numbers of deaths since the beginning of the Covid-19 season, with 969 and 769 deaths respectively on March 27, according to Reuters.
According to a notice issued by the Italian Civil Protection Agency at the end of March 27, the South European country recorded 969 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the record since the outbreak.
Italy is currently the country with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world with 9,134 cases.
In the past 24 hours, Italy recorded an additional 4,401 new cases of Covid-19. The total number of people infected with corona virus in Italy as of March 27 reached 86,498, surpassing China and currently only behind the US.
The Italian Civil Protection Agency said the epidemic in Italy had not reached its peak, meaning that the number of new infections and deaths would continue to grow at a higher rate in the near future.
Italian authorities said the nationwide blockade order would continue to be extended.
In Lombardy, Italy’s epicenter, the number of people killed by Covid-19 in the past 24 hours was recorded as 541, bringing the total number of deaths in this area to 5,402, equivalent to 60% of deaths across Italy.
The number of new infections in the Lombardy region also increased by 2,409 cases, a slight decrease compared to 2,543 cases recorded 1 day earlier. The total number of Covid-19 infections in Lombardy has reached 37,298.
In Spain, the number of Covid-19 deaths recorded in 24 hours has increased by 769 cases, according to a notice of the country’s Ministry of Health. This is the highest number of one-day deaths in Spain.
By the end of March 27, Spain had recorded a total of 64,059 cases positive for the corona virus, an increase of about 8,000 from March 26. The number of people dying from Covid-19 in Spain is now 4,858, the second highest in the world after Italy.
In Madrid, the capital and the region hardest hit by the disease, supplies of masks and other medical protective equipment are running out.
“The equipment we have is strictly distributed to avoid complete exhaustion. We have to be careful not to soil our protective clothing because we will have to reuse it, which increases the risk.” The high quality equipment is used very carefully, “said Sara Gayoso, a doctor in the capital Madrid.
According to the Guardian, the Spanish government has recalled more than 9,000 Chinese-made corona virus test kits, after reports showed that the test kits had an accuracy rate of only about 30%.