Italy experiences fourth corona wave due to delta variant

It is not so much the current number of cases that worries Italy, but rather their rapid increase. In just one week, new infections rose by 64.8 percent, hospitalizations by 34.9 percent, and the number of corona patients in intensive care units by 14.5 percent. And there were 46 percent more deaths. 111 people died between July 21 and 27 alone, reports the non-profit foundation for health data collection Gimbe.

The Italian Ministry of Health reported 78,484 corona infections and a total of 128,009 deaths on its platform on Thursday. Health Minister Roberto Speranza (42) warns in Italian media that the peak has not yet been reached. The curve is not expected to drop again until after the Ferragosto holiday in mid-August.