The Italian authorities announced the death of 743 new cases due to the outbreak of the new Coronavirus, which is considered a jump in numbers after two consecutive days of declining numbers.
After 793 deaths from the virus were recorded on Saturday, daily deaths fell to 650 on Sunday and to 602 on Monday, generating optimism that the health crisis could recede.
The total number of deaths is now 6 thousand and 820 cases, while the total number of injuries is 69 thousand and 176, with a daily increase of 8.2 percent, according to the bulletin issued by the Civil Protection Agency.
Recovery cases increased by 12 percent to 8,326 people, while the number of intensive care patients – a number closely followed given the shortage of hospital beds – increased by 6 percent to 3,996 people.
For its part, France has counted 1,100 hospital deaths since the outbreak of the newly started Corona ]virus, while 2516 patients were on Tuesday evening in the recovery department, according to Director General of Health Jerome Salomon.
This means recording 240 new deaths and 434 additional injuries in resuscitation in 24 hours from a group of 10,000 and 176 injuries, according to Salomon.
French Health Minister Oliver Ferrand announced on Tuesday that his country plans to use the first European “medical” high-speed train to transport people infected with Covid-19.
Ferran told the National Assembly that the specially prepared high-speed train will transport patients from overworked hospitals in Alsace to other regions of the country tomorrow, Wednesday.
The French army also evacuated patients in intensive care by air from Alsace and by helicopter carrier from the island of Corsica, on the Mediterranean.
Hospitals are under pressure in the two regions due to the severe outbreak of the virus.
In addition, in London, the British government said on Tuesday that it would set up a field hospital with a capacity of 4,000 beds at the London Exhibition Center as part of its plans to treat people living with Coronavirus.
The move comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson Monday ordered a closure of the country to counter the spread of the epidemic, which has killed 422 people and infected 8077 in Britain.
Health Minister Matt Hancock told a press conference that the temporary hospital, which will be known as “NHS Nightingale Hospital” will open at Axel Center in East London and will include two sections, each with a capacity of 2,000 people.
“With the help of the military and the UK health care service (NHS) specialists, we will make sure that we have the capacity that we need so that everyone can get the support they need,” he said.
In his televised address Monday, Johnson called on residents to “stay in their homes” to prevent the transmission of the disease and relieve pressure on the government-run national health care system.
He also ordered the closure of shops and non-essential services and banned gatherings of more than two people.
However, there is concern about the extent of these procedures and how to implement them, after seeing crowded public places, especially in the London subway system.
Hancock announced that in response to the appeal to retirees and former health care workers for assistance, about 11,800 people, including doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, had come forward.
He indicated that about 5,500 medical students will be called up in the final year and 18700 nursing students in their last year of school next week to help.
“In total, we have more than 35,000 additional medical workers who will work when the country needs the health care device at its maximum,” he told an online news conference from government headquarters.
The government is also seeking to recruit 250,000 volunteers to help with, among other things, the purchase and distribution of food and medicine to people who isolate themselves and the elderly.
However, Hancock stressed that the government’s advice must be adhered to and stay at home after concerns about the current percentage of confirmed cases and the failure to examine potential patients.