Coronavirus, slight drop in positives and deaths, seized load of ventilation devices directed to Greece

Slight drop in coronavirus positive cases in Italy. The bulletin of 18 yesterday, read on live TV by the Commissioner for Civil Protection Angelo Borrelli, spoke of 50,418 positive people at the Covid-19, an increase of 3,780 in one day (against the jump of 3,957 new infected people registered on Sunday). Yesterday there were 602 deaths and also in this case it is a declining figure (it had been 651, the day before yesterday 793). The total number of people with coronavirus is 6,077. There are 26,522 patients in home isolation, 3204 those in intensive care. However, the healed also drop: 408 in yesterday’s bulletin (the total is 7432), against 952 on Sunday. Among infected, victims and healed people, coronavirus recorded 63,927 total cases in Italy (+4,789 compared to yesterday).

The kidnapping

A load of instruments and devices for mechanical ventilation of patients with respiratory diseases was blocked and seized in Ancona, on a tractor-trailer in line to embark on a ferry bound for Greece after passing the security checks for access to the port. The operation was carried out by the Guardia di Finanza of Ancona in collaboration with the Customs and Monopolies Agency as part of a specific control plan aimed at compliance with the civil protection ordinance on the coronavirus emergency which prohibits companies from divesting abroad certain medical devices in the coronavirus emergency. 1,840 respiratory circuits seized (tube, flask, valve and respiratory mask) to be used for critically ill patients. The devices will be delivered to civil protection for aid to Italian hospital facilities. The legal representative of the Italian company, based in the province of Milan, who attempted the sale to a Greek company was reported.

The data region by region

In detail: there are currently 18,910 positive cases in Lombardy, 7,220 in Emilia-Romagna, 4,986 in Veneto, 4,529 in Piedmont, 2,358 in the Marche, 2,301 in Tuscany, 1,553 in Liguria, 1,414 in Lazio, 929 in Campania, 771 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 914 in the Autonomous Province of Trento, 688 in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, 862 in Puglia, 681 in Sicily, 605 in Abruzzo, 556 in Umbria, 379 in Valle d’Aosta, 343 in Sardinia, 280 in Calabria, 89 in Basilicata and 50 in Molise. “This is the very important week to evaluate the progress of the epidemiological curves. Our commitment is to prevent the curves that occurred in the north from occurring in the south too,” explained the president of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità Silvio Brusaferro, who he complained about too many streets full of people.

Palermo, 69 infected in a rest home

And from the South comes the case of a retirement home in Villafrati, in the Palermo area, with 69 coronavirus positive people among patients and staff. A 90-year-old elderly man who was a guest of the facility died yesterday in Partinico hospital, nine were hospitalized in the same facility converted into Covid Hospital. The news was given by the mayor of Villafrati, Francesco Agnello, in a direct Facebook in which he also announced that “in the next few hours the President of the Region, Nello Musumeci, will declare the Villafrati area as a” red zone “. two countries of Sicily, Agira and Salemi “. 60 elderly people are cared for in the retirement home and 75 employees work.

Thus Villafrati has become a “red zone”. The President of the Sicilian Region decided it with his own ordinance In the Musumeci. “Until April 15, in the small center of Palermo there will be a ban on access and removal from the municipal area and the suspension of all public office activities, with the exception of essential services and utilities”, read a note.

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