Covid cases continue to rise in Italy. There are 5,143 positives to the tests identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. There were 5,057 on Thursday. On the other hand, there are 17 victims in one day, while on Thursday there were 15. 237,635 molecular and antigenic swabs carried out, the positivity rate is 2.2%, stable compared to 2.3% on Thursday. There are 155 patients admitted to intensive care, 3 less in the balance between entries and exits. Daily admissions are 10. There are 1,307 hospitalized patients with symptoms in the ordinary wards, an increase of 70.
“Municipalities with at least one case of Covid grew from 2267 to 2958 and the incidence shows that in almost all regions there is a marked growth. Growth is characterized by 10-19 and 20-29 years and therefore it is the younger population that feeds the new cases of the epidemic. Cases are also growing in Italy as in many European countries “. This was stated by the president of the Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Brusaferro, at the press conference at the Ministry of Health on the analysis of data from the regional monitoring of the control room.” L ‘Rt is projected to 1.55 and the average age of infection is lowering to 25 years and the average age of admission in intensive care to 55 years “said the president of the Higher Institute of Health.” The share of the delta variant and the alpha variant is progressively decreasing. From June 5 to July 19, the map confirms this fact. “This was stated by the president of the Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Brusaferro, at the press conference at the Ministry of Health on the analysis of data from the regional monitoring of the control room.
“The altitude of the delta variant is increasing and the alpha variant is progressively decreasing. From 5 June to 19 July the map confirms this data “.” The incidence has doubled, the impact on health services is limited but the delta variant increases and will become dominant. hence the importance of completing the vaccination cycle and respecting the distancing measures and the use of masks “. Thus the president Iss Silvio Brusaferro at the press conference. Also for the general director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health Gianni Rezza” the situation it is getting complicated with an increase in cases in many European countries, this means that Italians who go abroad even for vacation risk being blocked. We must rush to get vaccinated “.
“An appeal to the over 60s to get vaccinated and also to the over 50s because the hospitalization rates in these groups are not trivial. The increase in vaccinations in progress is fine, but an appeal to be vaccinated must be done precisely to avoid any congestion of the hospital structures when a very contagious variant is circulating “. Thus the director of prevention of the Ministry of Health Gianni Rezza at a press conference at the ministry of health to illustrate the weekly monitoring data. “Green pass exemptions are being studied: for example, those who cannot complete the vaccination course because perhaps they had a severe allergic reaction to the first dose of the vaccine, and there are also other cases that we are studying. There will be a circular in a very short time to get ready to August 6. “So the director of prevention of the Ministry of Health.
“Italy today will exceed 64 million doses administered. An extraordinary number. We are proceeding at a fast pace: in the last few days there have been about 570,000 doses administered every day”. Thus the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza at the presentation of the National Report on the Use of Drugs in Italy produced by the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa).
Sketches the national RT that exceeds the threshold of 1 reaching 1.26, that is, a person with the virus now infects more than another. RT was at 0.91 last week. According to what has been learned, these are the data contained in the weekly monitoring draft of the ISS – Ministry of Health on the progress of infections now being examined in the control room and which will be presented today.
The value of the transmissibility index of the Rt infection in Sardinia increases, reaching a value of 2.24 (compared to 1.12 last week). The other Regions with the highest Rt value this week are Veneto (1.67), Marche (1.46) and Liguria (1.45). The Regions that have the lowest Rt values are Molise, where Rt this week is zero, and Basilicata (0.81).
Strong increase in the incidence that passes this week to 41 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants (data updated to yesterday) against 19 cases in the previous week. According to what has been learned, these are the data contained in the weekly monitoring draft of the ISS – Ministry of Health on the progress of infections now being examined in the control room and which will be presented today. The circulation of the Delta variant is increasing in Italy and is now prevalent. This variant is leading to an increase in cases in other countries with high vaccination coverage, therefore it is advisable to carry out extensive tracking and sequencing of cases.
It is necessary to achieve high vaccination coverage and the completion of vaccination cycles to prevent further recurrences of increased circulation of the virus sustained by variants with greater transmissibility. Furthermore, based on the ECDC forecasts, the presence of outbreaks caused by the delta variant in Italy and the current vaccination coverage, it is advisable to maintain high attention and comply with the necessary measures to avoid an increase in viral circulation.
There are 19 Regions and Autonomous Provinces classified at moderate risk and two (Basilicata and Valle D’Aosta) at low risk according to this week. Fifteen Regions and Autonomous Provinces report resilience alerts. This is what emerges from the data, according to what is learned, of the weekly monitoring draft of the ISS-Ministry of Health on the progress of infections from Covid-19 now under examination in the control room and which will be presented today. The general picture of the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, according to the monitoring, returns to worsen in the country.
No Region and Autonomous Province exceeds the critical occupancy threshold for beds in the intensive care or medical area. The employment rate in intensive care is stable at 2%, with a slight increase in the number of people admitted from 157 (13/07/2021) to 165 (20/07/2021). The rate in medical areas nationwide remains at 2%. The number of people hospitalized in these areas is slightly increasing: 1,128 (13/07/2021) to 1,194 (20/07/2021). According to what is learned, this is what emerges from the draft weekly monitoring by Iss-Ministry of Health on the progress of infections now being examined in the control room.
Hospitalizations for Covid-19 both in the medical area and in intensive care (new indicator) at the national level are 2.1% and 2% respectively. Far from the yellow zone thresholds of 15 and 10 percent. But some regions are already over 5% for employment in the medical area: Calabria 5.7% and Sicily 5.2% for the medical area. Campania follows with 4.8% and Basilicata 4.7%. For the intensive, Tuscany is 3.4%, Sicily 3.3% and Lazio 3%. By incidence of cases, Sardinia is in the lead with 82.8 per 100 thousand inhabitants. Another 3 above the threshold of 50: Veneto (68.9); Lazio (68.8); Sicily (64.9).
“It is important to accompany the country, I see a tension that worries me, a clash between gangs”. The president of the Conference of the Regions said so, speaking on Radio too. For Fedriga “we must not accuse anyone and we must not put on the grill those who do not want to get vaccinated, but we must explain”. According to Fedriga, however, “fake news is devastating the country”.
“There are steps that make it difficult to apply the rules: who controls and above all how the rules are enforced, we cannot think of putting the burden of being a bodyguard on the shoulders of the bartender or restaurateur, so the State must be there “. This was stated by the president of the Conference of the Regions, Massimiliano Fedriga, speaking on the radio broadcast of Rai Radio too. Fedriga then made a new appeal to get vaccinated: “Those who do are less likely to get seriously ill; the great advantage of the vaccine is that it avoids serious illness”.