Coronavirus Italy: the updated situation relating to deaths, newly infected and healed. Bulletin of October 20.
- Infected (yesterday 134,003).
- Healed (yesterday 252,959).
- Deceased (yesterday 36,616).
They are (yesterday 797) hospitalized in intensive care and (yesterday 8,473) total hospitalizations including people with mild and moderate symptoms.
The worsening trend of the figures is impressive with a notable leap forward in October.
There is talk of limited lockdowns: in the next few hours we will perhaps know more.
There are hundreds of millions of positives in the world and every day the geographical expansion of the epidemic increases.
The Italian government has extended the state of emergency until January 31st.
In recent months, the health authorities have been reorganizing the services in order to cover the return of the high numbers of hospitalizations.
In particular, intensive care and low intensity care were the two levels of setting that experienced the greatest criticality in spring, many of which have already reopened for the new emergency.
There is strong concern about a possible important rise in data, especially this fall. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has compared this possibility with the historical facts that characterized the Spanish pandemic.
This for two consecutive autumns had rather important epidemiological returns, claiming millions of victims on all continents, also due to the inadequacy of the treatments of the time.