Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, said there are 821 coronavirus cases in the country.
Borelli explained that 412 of the cases did not show symptoms and are currently in home isolation:
The Italian official also announced that the death toll is currently 21.
“Regarding the people who died, these are people in their 80s and 70s and the coronavirus might just be an added complication. Now the National Health Institute will work to certify the cause of death,” he said.
“[Those who died] were at an advanced age and they already have a lot of other symptoms and diseases before the coronavirus. So the virus entered an already-complicated clinical scenario.”
Regarding the overflow and lack of conditions in hospitals, the Italian official said: “I can confirm [this situation]. We have received the information that more than 200 people are waiting to be visited [by doctors]. But this morning we heard the situation has been normalized.”