PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (194): China, S Korea, countries w/ high local trans, Italy phase 2

COVID-19 — China
More than 3 million swabs carried out, the general downward trend of new positives continues. The number of people hospitalized in intensive care is decreasing. This is what can be seen from the health monitoring data on the spread of the new coronavirus released at 18:00 on [18 May 2020].
Regarding health monitoring related to the spread of the new coronavirus on the national territory:
– 225 886 cumulative cases, increase of 451 from 17 May 2020
– 66 553 people are currently positive for