In the week from 7 to 13 July, in Calabria there is a increase in new positive cases at Covid, compared to the previous seven days, by 47.3%. This is what the weekly report on the progress of the pandemic in Calabria drawn up by the Gimbe Foundation.
They remain beds in the medical area (6%) and intensive care (1%) are well below the saturation threshold – is noted in the report – while the percentage of population with complete vaccination course is 36.6% to which add a further 19.8% only with the first dose. The population over 80 in the region with a complete vaccination cycle reaches 78.2% to which an additional 4.4% must be added only with the first dose. On the other hand, the 70/79 years old with a full cycle are 68.5% to which to add a further 15.8% only with the first dose. In the 60-69 age group, the complete cycle covers 56.3% of the total to which a further 21.9% must be added only with the first dose. The percentage of the population over 60 who did not receive any dose of vaccine is higher than the national average: 18.8% compared to the Italian average of 12.4%.
The situation in Italy
Nationally, a 61.4% increase in new Covid cases (8,989 compared to 5,571) in the week 7-13 July compared to the previous one, while hospitalizations and deaths decrease. Admissions decrease by 11.3% (they were 1271, they are now 1128) since it corresponds to 143 fewer people, deaths by 35.8% (104 compared to 162 in the previous week) with an average of 15 per day compared to 24 in the previous week.
«On the front of the new cases – notes Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – there is a net weekly increase, however underestimated by a continuously decreasing testing activity, which makes adequate contact tracing impossible “. Since the beginning of May, the number of people tested weekly has in fact progressively reduced by 56.3%, from 662,549 to 289,869. In the week 7-13 July in all Regions, with the exception of Basilicata and Valle D’Aosta, there was a percentage increase in new cases compared to the previous week for the progressive spread of the Delta variant. On the intensive care front, there are thirty fewer admissions (-16%). «The trend of hospitalized patients – underlines Renata Gili, Head of Research on Health Services of the Gimbe Foundation – continues its descent both in the medical area and in intensive care, where theoccupancy of beds by Covid patients stands at 2%“. However, after three months of descent, the monitoring detects that daily admissions are slightly increasing, five to seven.