Head of a Milan hospital claims recent swab tests show less viral load compared with previous findings, indicating that the novel coronavirus is weakening.
“In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” said Alberto Zangrillo, head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak.
“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago,” he told RAI television. 
Italy was one of the worst hit with the pandemic, with a total of 33,415 deaths attributed to the virus. Though as we previously reported these numbers are not as black and white as the media would have you believe.
With a health system that just doesn’t have the capacity for any major virus outbreaks and one of the worst pollution levels in the World in the area worst affected by the pandemic there really is more to the story. Not to mention that over 98% of all deaths due to the virus were patients with at least one under-lying health condition.
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