Milan and Lombardy covid bulletin today Monday 5 April, Easter Monday

Milan and Lombardy covid bulletin today Monday 5 April, Easter Monday
Milan and Lombardy covid bulletin today Monday 5 April, Easter Monday

Lombardy continues to deal with the coronavirus emergency, confirming itself among the Italian regions most affected by the epidemic. In the last 24 hours, 1,358 new positives were found in Lombardy out of 17,340 swabs carried out. The ratio between tested and positive cases is therefore 7.8%, according to data released by civil protection and the ministry of health.

In Milan there are 418 new cases, in the province of Monza and Brianza there are 149.

Admissions in ordinary wards are growing, +4, for a total of 6,626 beds occupied, while admissions to intensive care units, which are currently treating 858 people, are decreasing by 6. The healed in the last 24 hours are 810. The deaths in the last day are 81, with the total toll since the beginning of the epidemic which has reached the frightening figure of 31,211 victims.

Easter Monday in the red zone and vaccines

Since last March 15th, Lombardy is in the red zone. After the Easter weekend and Easter Monday that saw the whole of Italy turn red, from Tuesday 6 April each region will return to having its “classification” but for the Lombard cities it will change little because they will remain at least until next 11 April in the range of higher epidemic risk.

News could arrive from the following week, with a hypothetical – and hoped – passage in the orange zone, provided that the data of the report of the higher health institute, which will be published on Friday 9 April, are positive.

On Sunday, wishing Easter greetings to the Lombards, the governor Attilio Fontana tried to hazard a few predictions, also making a quick step on the vaccination campaign, ready to enter the massive phase.

“Happy Easter to all of you and your families. The vaccinations continue today, a special wish goes to all the volunteers, doctors and nurses involved in the many Lombard vaccination hubs”, wrote the president of the region posting a photo of he who cuts an Easter dove.

So, here is the passage on the future: “We have decisive days ahead of us. Start the massive campaign with the vaccines finally coming, lower the hospital data and leave the red zone, I hope forever, so that we can speak – guaranteeing health – openness, normality and work. Always Forza Lombardia “, concluded Fontana.

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