Coronavirus in Sicily: cases up by 47% in a week, last island in vaccines

In Sicily, new coronavirus infections increased by 47.6%. It emerges from the last monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation relating to the week 7-13 July. On the island, the report highlights a deteriorating performance for currently positive cases, 78, per 100,000 inhabitants. However, the situation in hospitals remains stable and not critical. In fact, the beds in the medical and intensive care area occupied by Covid patients remain below the saturation threshold.

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 due to the progressive spread of the delta variant. The national average has increased by + 61.4%.

Deaths, on the other hand, continue to decline, settling at 104 in the last week with an average of 15 per day compared to 24 in the previous week.

“The trend of hospitalized patients – says 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 the occupation of beds by COVID patients stands at 2% “. All Regions record values ​​of less than 10% for the medical area and 5% for intensive care in which there are 7 Regions that do not count COVID patients. “Daily admissions to intensive care – explains Marco Mosti, Operations Director of the GIMBE Foundation – have been decreasing for over 3 months, in the last week they recorded a slight increase with the 7-day moving average which is 7 admissions / day compared to 5 of the previous week ».

Slow vaccines in Sicily

On the vaccine front, Sicily is reconfirmed in the rear: the percentage of the population with a complete cycle is 38.9% to which add a further 15% only with the first dose. And the island is second to last, after the autonomous province of Bolzano.

The same position as regards the percentage of the population over 80 with a complete cycle is equal to 77.9% to which an additional 4.9% must be added only with the first dose. To do worse than Sicily is only Calabria (78.2% and 4.4%).

Last, however, as regards the administration in the population 70-79 years with complete cycle, equal to 68.1% to which add a further 12% only with the first dose; the same applies to the percentage of the population 60-69 years with a complete cycle, equal to 58%, to which an additional 16.3% must be added only with the first dose. The percentage of the population over 60 who has not received any dose of vaccine is equal to 21.8% (the Italian average 12.4%).

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