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MAP – Which parts of Italy have been hardest-hit by coronavirus?

LATEST: Italy's death toll from coronavirus continues to rise and has now surpassed China's with over 3,400 dead and the number of confirmed cases above 40,000. Here's the latest map to show how the regions have been hit.

MAP - Which parts of Italy have been hardest-hit by coronavirus?
A picture taken on March 8, 2020 shows an empty road leading to Linate Airport in Milan, after millions of people were placed under forced quarantine in northern Italy. Background photo: Miguel Media/

The Local regularly updates this map with the latest figures for the number of coronavirus cases across Italy.

Which regions of Italy are affected by the coronavirus?

The map below highlights the regions of Italy most impacted by the coronavirus spread.

The northern region of Lombardy (dark red) continues to see by far the most cases as well as the most deaths from the virus, where hospitals are struggling to cope.

The northern regions of Emilia-Romagna and Veneto are, after Lombardy the most hard hit of the Italian regions.

The south of the country has seen fewer cases but the only region still without deaths, as of the 20th, is  Basilicata. The heel of Italy, Puglia, have recorded 25 deaths so far.

All the current information about the virus is available here

According to the WHO more than 80 percent of patients infected with the virus have mild disease and recover, while 14 percent have severe diseases such as pneumonia. Around five percent of cases are considered critical.

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The chart below is the latest released from Italian authorities that shows the regional breakdown. The boxes coloured yellow is a breakdown of the conditions of all the confirmed cases of coronavirus in each region.

Ricoverati con sintomi – Recovering with symptoms

Terapia Intensiva – In intensive care

Isolamento domiciliare – In isolation at home

The column coloured green is the number who have recovered (dimessi guariti), the red column is for the number of deaths (deceduti) and orange is for the total number of cases since the outbreak began, including, current cases, deaths and recovered.

The grey column on the far right, titled tamponi is for the number of tests carried out.

 

And what's the situation in Europe?

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  1. The Local kept track of cases and deaths in a section titled “In Numbers: Italian Regions affected by Coronavirus” from early March until Mar 20. This was very important and helpful info to us subscribers. Why not continue this information each day so we have as much info as possible to better follow this pandemic?

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Is the EU likely to reinstate Covid travel restrictions?

A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the latest Covid situation in China - so could this mark the return of vaccine passports and travel restrictions?

Is the EU likely to reinstate Covid travel restrictions?

Several EU countries including France, Italy and Spain (as well as non-EU countries including the UK and USA) have already imposed travel restrictions on arrivals from China, over fears of new variants of Covid-19.

The countries announced their restrictions – mostly amounting to compulsory tests and masks – on a unilateral basis at the end of last week, but there have been calls for greater co-ordination at an EU level.

There is now a meeting scheduled for Wednesday of the EU Integrated Policy Response Capability to discuss coordinating measures, with an insider telling Politico: “The idea is to harmonise, but without being extremely prescriptive.”

The meeting has been called by Sweden, which now holds the rotating presidency of the EU. 

So what measures are likely?

At present the countries that have announced restrictions have only imposed testing and mask rules – there is no requirement to show proof of vaccination and no travel bans. All measures only apply only to travellers from China.

A meeting of the European Health Safety Committee last Thursday did not produce any concrete measures, with EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides merely urging member states to coordinate quickly. It was after this that some countries announced their own restrictions.

If anything more concrete comes out of Wednesday’s meeting, it is likely to refer to testing or mask rules only and like the previous EU Covid travel policies, will be advisory for countries to follow.

Because borders are a national competence, countries can impose their own measures without having to consult the EU.

Despite the introduction of the EU digital vaccine passport, countries never managed to entirely co-ordinate their travel rules during 2020 and 2021.

In most EU countries the health pass or vaccine pass apps remain active, and could be used again if necessary. 

Will there be travel bans?

At this stage more draconian restrictions – such as the ‘red lists’ or ‘essential travel only’ rules of 2021 seem unlikely.

Most EU countries have a high level of vaccine cover, so would probably only resort to travel restrictions if new variants – against which current Covid vaccines are not effective – emergence in China (or any other country).  

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