It is in the northern zone that the first Italian case of COVID-19[feminine[feminine was diagnosed in February of last year.
As of the start of this month, it had confirmed 33,782 deaths from the virus – far more than any other region.
Sky News reported from the city of Bergamo, northeast of Milan, last March, and found people “Out of breath, squeezing his chest”.
“The medical teams are fighting a war here and they are losing,” observed chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay.
But the region’s deputy governor Letizia Moratti tweeted on Friday: “Today zero deaths from COVID in Lombardy – has not happened since October 6. “
Hospitals, where intensive care units were once overwhelmed, admitted only one new intensive care patient on Thursday.
Health officials, however, are concerned about the Delta variant, the cases of which have been increasing in Italy since May.
There are also concerns that people may pay attention to social distancing while on vacation.
Just over a third of the country’s population is fully vaccinated – something authorities aim to increase to four-fifths by the end of the summer.