Vacationers returning from Sardinia cause Italy Covid-19 spread spike

Vacationers returning from Sardinia cause Italy Covid-19 spread spike

Vacationers returning from Sardinia cause Italy Covid-19 spread spike

Many Vacationers from Sardinia have caused the Italy Coronavirus (Covid-19)  spread spike. The vacationers returning to the Italian mainland from Sardinia helped push Italy's daily new coronavirus caseload far past 1,000, reaching the high for the first time since early May.

Confirmed cases increased from 947 on Friday to 1,071 on Saturday, with many infections confirmed in travelers who were tested as they disembarked from airplanes or ferries.

Authorities in Lazio, the south-central region including Rome, say 45 percent of its 215 new cases Saturday were from people returning from Sardinia, where several clusters have been linked to discos or private parties on the posh Emerald Coast resort area.

While the average age of infection early in the outbreak hovered near 70, it's now 30.

Italy has more than 258,000 confirmed cases. With three more deaths, the known total has reached 35,400.

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