Day 48 – Covid-19

18,228 positives in Italy. Up 1.3% – 24,114 total deaths since beginning of the outbreak. The percentage is the lowest yet for rise in cases throughout Italy.
There are 1,349 positive cases in Umbria. 

776,513 cases in the US – 41,313 deaths.

I read an article in website. Italian news in English. Talking about the different regions and dates where the virus infections are expected to reach zero, and when.

The first regions to halt infections will be Basilicata in the south and Umbria in central Italy, according to a new report by the National Observatory on Health Status in the Italian Regions. (Yay Umbria!!)

By analyzing Italy’s official Covid-19 figures over the past month, the observatory predicts that if current trends continue both regions could reach zero new cases by Tuesday, April 21st.

Here, in order, is when they project new cases could end in each of Italy’s 20 regions:

  • Basilicata: April 21st
  • Umbria: April 21st
  • Molise: April 26th
  • Sardinia: April 29th
  • Sicily: April 30th
  • Calabria: May 1st
  • Puglia: May 7th
  • Abruzzo: May 7th
  • Campania: May 9th
  • Lazio: May 12th
  • Valle d’Aosta: May 13th
  • Liguria: May 14th
  • Province of Trento (Alto Adige/South Tyrol): May 16th
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia: May 19th
  • Veneto: May 21st
  • Piedmont: May 21st
  • Province of Bolzano (Alto Adige/South Tyrol): May 26th
  • Emilia Romagna: May 29th
  • Tuscany: May 30th
  • Marche: June 27th
  • Lombardy: June 28th


Luther is reading Corriere della Sera. They are talking about all the things that will be loosened in the next phase. Conte will announce this week so people will have time to get ready. They say fashion, building, and automobile sectors will be loosened next week. The date is the 27th. Then the actual main loosening will be May 4. Looks like restaurants will be able to do takeout and not just delivery. But restaurants and bars are far from being able to open yet. Sad for our friends who own and are struggling. And sad for the sure to be new face of our small towns and familiar places. I guess we will know more later this week. For my own wish, I’d like to be able to go to Citta di Castello to buy my pepper plants.😕

OK…all of you who have been waiting with baited breath to see when I finally made a mask….drum roll…here it is! Not too bad for a first try. It fits me but I don’t think it would fit Luther and it is the Man pattern. It has a handy pocket for a nose shaping wire, and an interior pocket for filters. My Italian teacher told me Carta di Forno (parchment paper) makes a good filter. 

Dinner tonight. Courtesy of Calagrana. Octopus salad. Mmmmm.

Stay home and stay safe everyone…  🌈 Andrà tutto bene…

6 thoughts on “Day 48 – Covid-19

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Wendy,
    You could probably hand stitch the masks but easier to buy them I’m sure. The peppers we get are Jalapeños and Habaneros plus Cayennes. Hence, the reason I need to got to the next town. Most nurseries don’t carry these really hot ones and no one grows or sells the peppers. So I have to! I love spicy food so we gotta have them. I still have some frozen from last year.

  2. Wendy

    Love the mask! I wish I had a sewing machine. It’s so funny to me that as soon as I talk with my husband about something, you post the same thing! What kind of peppers do you get, peperone or peperoncino?

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Sally,
    I made sure the two links work now, thanks. And Ischia is part of Campagna region which, according to predictions should hit the zero new cases mark on May 9. BUT this does not mean it will be relaxing the lockdown. We have to wait. None of us is sure right now, what to expect.

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    It took forever from the searching for a pattern, to cutting, to getting out the machine…I don’t think I could make a living! 🙃

  5. Sally Jean Sprinkle

    Hi Nancy, I tried opening the link to see when other parts of Italy are opening and it didn’t work. Question when will the island of Ischia open if you might be able to tell me. I have a former boyfriend who lives there (we are not in contact) and was curious.

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