Update, 8 April 2020
The downward trend continues. On 8 April, Italy’s Protezione Civile reported 3,836 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 139,422. There were 542 new deaths for a total of 17,669. Total recoveries rose by 2,099 to 26,491.
After nearly one month since a nationwide lockdown was imposed, Italy is now having to consider what will happen during “phase two,” a time when restrictions will be relaxed but uncertainty will remain.
“Italy is in the unfortunate position of being two to three weeks ahead of other European countries in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.” –Source
Coronavirus in Italy: Helpful Resources
- Protezione Civile Italiana (in Italian)
- COVID-19 Situation Map for Italy by Region (in Italian)
- GEDI Visual Coronavirus Situation Map Region by Region (in Italian)
- Il Sole 24 Ore Coronavirus Tracker (in Italian)
- Worldometers COVID-19 Tracker for Italy
- COVID-19 in Italy Map and Tracker
- JHU COVID-19 World Tracker
- La Repubblica Coronavirus Coverage (in Italian)
- The Local Italy Coronavirus Coverage (in English)
Graphs and Statistics of Coronavirus in Italy
The following graphs were found primarily via the Il Sole 24 website. Their coronavirus coverage is comprehensive but in Italian. Please do give their website a look for even more graphs, statistics, and articles about COVID-19 in Italy.
- Coronavirus: Tutto Quello Che C’è Da Sapere (Coronavirus: All There Is to Know) by Il Sole 24 Ore
Map: Coronavirus Cases in Italy, Totals and Daily Trends by Province (in Italian)
This map showing the daily COVID-19 trends of all the Italian provinces is slightly hard to read if you don’t understand Italian. The number in red — Incidenza del Contagio (incidence of contagion) — shows how many cases there are per inhabitant. So, if the number in red is 100, that means 1 in 100 is infected. The final number in grey/black is total infected in the province.
Hover your mouse over each province to learn more.
Graph: Coronavirus Cases in Italy, Totals and Daily Trend (in Italian)
Andrà Tutto Bene – It Will All Be Okay
A selection of uplifting videos, posts, and links that have emerged in Italy during the coronavirus crisis.
- Bologna-based musician Cesare Cremonini teams up with Coca Cola to create this video for his hit song “Un Giorno Migliore.” The campaign will help raise money for the Croce Rossa Italiana.
- Jacopo Mastrangelo playing Ennio Morricone’s “C’era Una Volta in America” over the rooftops of Piazza Navona. The original video was shared on the Facebook page of Fabio Mastrangelo.
- “Mia Cara Italia” – an uplifting video about the resilience of Italy and Italians. I regret I cannot find the original poster of this video, so please do let me know if you know who it is so I can give proper credit.