The number of deaths in Italy has increased by 889, bringing the total number of deaths from this virus there to 10,023. This makes Italy the country with the highest number of deaths in the world.
The number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Italy reached 10,023 on March 28, an increase of 889 cases from the previous day, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Agency.
Italy also confirmed 92,472 cases, making it the nation with the highest number of deaths in the world. China, where the pandemic started, had 81,997 but the number of deaths was only 3,299, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Italy currently has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the world after the US. The United States has 105,470 cases, but only 1,700 deaths from the virus.
This has led many to question why the Italian mortality rate is higher than in other countries.
Experts say it’s a combination of factors like the country’s aging population and not enough tests to show the full picture of the epidemic.
The average age of people who die in Italy after being positive for the virus is 78, the country’s Institute of Health said on March 27.
“So far, Italy’s public health system is retaining life for many elderly people with viral infections,” said Dr. Massimo Galli, head of the department of infectious diseases at a Milan hospital. with CNN.
But these patients are in “dangerous condition and could easily die from viral infection,” he added.
Dr Galli also said the number of confirmed cases in Italy was “not showing the total number of infected people” and “the true number is much more.” Galli said only the most serious cases were tested. , this falsifies the mortality rate.