10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy
Out of every 10 individuals 1 will definitely be infected by COVID 19
It is being suggested that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy, and the numbers are being suppressed to avoid massive panic in the general population of the country and around the world. As the numbers of infected individuals with COVID 19 are increasing rather fast as 408, 892 people have become sick due to the pandemic since its first case in China in December 2019.
Since the outbreak, 18, 259 people have died out of which 64, 000 used to reside in Italy. The number of deaths in Italy has surpassed the amount in mainland China, which recorded the largest number of people affected by the pandemic.
Even though the quantity of affected patients with COVID 19 is increasing, people are also getting back to optimum health after experiencing the symptoms of the novel coronavirus, and the aggregate of the recovered patients has surpassed 107, 073 worldwide.
Italy, the epicenter of COVID 19
The testing for COVID 19 is only done for those people who seek healthcare facilities, meaning that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy, which are yet to be diagnosed. According to the leader of the Civil Protection Agency, a ratio of one infected individual out of every 10 people residing in Italy is credible. It is being suspected that as much as 40, 000 general population of Italy might be infected with the novel coronavirus, but hasn’t taken the necessary tests to check for sure.
After the continuous rise in numbers of coronavirus cases, the rate has eased since the weekend, and it is hoped that the aggressive phase of this virus has passed over. Even though the official numbers of confirmed cases of COVID 19 have declined in the last two days, it is still under suspicion that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy.
Strict preventive measures are still being taken in the country along with total lockdown, which will help slow down the rate of infected individuals as people are suspecting 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy, which are yet to be confirmed via testing.
The Italian government has shut down all non-essential public places and businesses, which might attract crowds until April 3, 2020. The decline in the number of infected patients is due to these protective measures taken by the country, which were first thought to be an overreaction, but still, there is a rumor circulating that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy.
Measures against rule violators
As the government has shut down all non required businesses until the first week of April, there has been an increase in the number of fines who violate the lockdown of the city up to 4, 000 Euros ($4, 300) which initially started from 206 Euros as there is a risk of 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy.
Extension of lockdown:
There is a new directive under consideration that would give the Italian government the power and option to extend the countrywide lockdown to the end of July to completely eradicate the coronavirus as it is believed that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy which are yet to be tested out.
The extension of lockdown would certainly affect the country’s economy, along with the lives of businesses. To counter that, the Italian government might restrict the lockdown to those who are more prone to getting infected by COVID 19.
To counter the shortage of required medical equipment in the country, all ventilators are confiscated from veterinarians to be used for human use. The Italian fashion and textile companies are using their resources to produce half of the masks required during the pandemic after the increasing suspicion that there are 10 times higher than known coronavirus cases in Italy and the country is trying to gain as many resources as it can before the next wave of the pandemic hits them.