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There has been a little bit of good news coming out from different parts of the world today. China announced that it would be ending its lock down in the next couple of weeks for several cities, including the city where the coronavirus originated.
But, according to CNN, we’ve also seen reports that the rate of new coronavirus cases in Italy’s hardest hit region is now slowing down.
So the number of infections is still increasing it is just that the rate of new cases is slowing down. In other words, the curve is beginning to flatten which is a very good sign.
Some local officials believe that the number of cases may start to decline in the next few days as well which would be the ultimate sign of progress in an area that is in desperate need of good news.
On Sunday Italy recorded 368 new deaths which is the highest one-day increase to date, putting the total to 1,809. And the country is still having major shortages of things like hospital beds and artificial respirators.
I don’t think anybody can accurately predict what is going to happen over the next few months but it does seem like there are some early signs that things can be contained or at least managed in a relatively short amount of time. This should give a lot of people at least a sliver of optimism that we can get things under control in the next few months.
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