Pope Francis has donated 30 respirators to Italian hospitals to help combat the coronavirus crisis, which has left more than 8,000 people dead in Italy, the Holy See press office reported today.
The respirators have been purchased in recent days and delivered to the Apostolic Limosnería, which will distribute them in the coming days, in a symbolic gesture, to some hospitals located “in the areas most affected by the pandemic” and details of which will be given. later, according to the note.
These respirators will serve to assist the more than 3,600 patients who are in intensive care units in different centers of the country.
The death toll in Italy with coronavirus reached 8,165 today, with 662 recorded in the last 24 hours, a figure lower than the previous two days.
However, the positive cases have grown again after four days of declines and are currently 62,013, after accounting for 4,492 in just one day, according to data offered this Thursday by the Civil Protection.
Four positive cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the Vatican. The latter is an official of the Vatican Secretariat of State residing in the house of Pope Francis, who is hospitalized, according to the Italian newspaper “Il Messaggero” on Wednesday.