Italy recorded just six deaths from COVID-19 in the past day, the lowest since February 28, confirming the drop in the number of deaths from the pandemic in recent days, while 126 new infections have been confirmed. .
In total, as reported by the Department of Health, 240,436 cases and 34,744 fatalities were recorded. Another 305 patients were discharged last day, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 189,196.
Meanwhile, authorities in Lombardy, the region most severely affected by the pandemic, have decided to maintain the obligation to wear the mask for another two weeks, even in open spaces.
This was announced by the regional president, Attilio Fontana, who explained what they discussed with the experts. “We believe it is reasonable to proceed in this direction as a precaution, as the numbers are not going well,” he said at an event in Milan.
In a post on his Facebook, he emphasized the importance of wearing the mask even when it is “very hot”. “Washing hands, taking social distance and masks have not given a reassuring response, limiting the number of people forced to be admitted or worse, to go to ICU,” he emphasized.
“Despite the annoyance of the mask, especially with the July heat, I believe you should continue until July 14,” he added, accompanying his message with a photo of him wearing a mask. Initially, the regional provision for the mandatory use of a mask when leaving the house expired on Tuesday.