COVID epidemic slowly getting worse in Italy says ISS

(ANSA) – ROME, SEP 18 – The Higher Health Institute said
Friday that it has observed “a slow, gradual deterioration in
the SARS-Cov-2 epidemic” in Italy in its weekly monitoring
report on the coronavirus.
It added, however, that this deterioration was “more contained
than that observed in other European countries” in the report
regarding the week of September 7-13.
It said transmission of the virus was widespread throughout the
nation with hotspots of a significant size “frequently
associated to recreational events that entail gatherings and
violation of the physical distancing rules”. (ANSA).