Hi @Countryboy ,Coronavirus patients in Italy died at a rate of one every two minutes yesterday as the virus continues to ravage the country.
Sobering figures show 793 people lost their lives to Covid-19 in Italy on Saturday - equating to an average of 33 deaths per hour.
This marks the biggest increase in fatalities yet over a single 24-hour period.
The nation’s overall death toll is now 4,825, surpassing China, where the killer bug first originated in the city of Wuhan.
It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that Britain is only “two or three” weeks behind Italy on the spread of Covid-19.
The UK’s death toll from the pandemic today is exactly the same as Italy's was two weeks ago.
Coronavirus has now killed 233 people in Britain - a figure which Italy reached on March 7.
In todays Sunday papers, Johnson has issued a stark warning the NHS could become as overwhelmed as Italy’s health service unless ‘heroic’ efforts are made.
"Unless we act together, unless we make the heroic and collective national effort to slow the spread - then it is all too likely that our own NHS will be similarly overwhelmed," he said.
The total number of confirmed cases in Italy rose to 53,578, up from 47,021 on Friday.
The Italian army has now been sent in to enforce quarantine measures in Lombardy, the country’s worst-affected region.
More than 100 soldiers were deployed to the northern Italian region to keep people inside after reports of people defying lockdown rules.
I am Italian and live in Piedmont, one of the red areas where lockdown was decreed.
We are all scared and the epidemic seems to be out of control. Yesterday (Tuesday) 745 deaths were reported, but they do not include those who died in their homes.
They say the deaths are likely to be at least three or four times those we officially know.
Today I went to the supermarket ( mask and loves on) no panic buying , but my trolley was overflowing with the food OH and I will be eating in the next weeks.
There is not much to do to protect ourselves from the virus except for staying at home and coming into contact with no one.
We wonder when it will be over.
There is no light at the end of the tunnel.