Things can always change in the wild world of viruses, but currently, more than one hospital is reporting that the COVID-19 virus is "declining both in virulence and infection rate."
The World Health Organization, however, is unconvinced.
Italian doctors claim that COVID19 is weakening.
A physician in Italy said that COVID-19 is disappearing in the beleaguered country.
"In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy's coronavirus contagion.
"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. (source)
Another doctor in Italy backed of Dr. Zangrillo's claim, stating:
"The strength the virus had two months ago is not the same strength it has today," said Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino hospital in the city of Genoa.
"It is clear that today the COVID-19 disease is different." (source)
And yet another Italian doctor offered positive news related about the virus.
A variant of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that is "extremely less powerful" than the one that is widely spread has been isolated in Italy's Brescia of Lombardy region. Prof. Arnaldo Caruso, President of the Italian Society of Virology said that the virus they isolated took at least six days to start attacking cells, as opposed to the widely circulated strains of the novel coronavirus, which takes only two to three days. He said the usual SARS-CoV-2 virus "are biological bombs capable of exterminating target cells in 2-3 days," as reported by HuffPost. (source)