Coronavirus: new cases in Sicily jump to 626, hospitalizations and intensive therapies also rise

Coronavirus: new cases in Sicily jump to 626, hospitalizations and intensive therapies also rise
Coronavirus: new cases in Sicily jump to 626, hospitalizations and intensive therapies also rise

New upsurge of cases in Sicily. There are 626 new infections from Coronavirus on 13,735 swabs processed in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate rises to 4.6% (yesterday it was 3.1), setting a new record. There is a death from Covid. This is what emerges from today’s bulletin of the Ministry of Health.
Yesterday there were 484 infections, so today there is an increase of + 29% compared to yesterday and + 45% compared to last Saturday.

Hospitalization and intensive care

Hospitalizations are also on the rise. Currently there are 182 patients in the ordinary wards, +10 compared to yesterday; while there are 6 new admissions to intensive care, for a total of 27 hospitalized. In fact, hospitalizations increased to 6.1% of available places and intensive care units to 4.2% (yesterday they were, respectively, 5.7% and 3.3%). These figures to keep an eye on after the change in the parameters for determining the risk bands, in force with the new Covid decree, which provide for the passage to the yellow zone with 10% of intensive care and 15% of hospitalizations.


Sicily today is the second region in terms of number of infections after Lazio (845). The incidence of the island is also increasing: 71 per 100 thousand inhabitants. The current positives are 7472, with an increase of +569 compared to yesterday, of these 7263 (+553) are in home isolation. The healed are 225,032 (+56).

Data by province

Regarding the distribution of infections by province: case boom in Ragusa, with 175 cases, followed by Caltanissetta with 97 and Agrigento 90. To follow, Palermo 83, Catania 63, Messina 43, Syracuse 32, Trapani 23, Enna 20.

Coronavirus in Italy, hospitalizations increase: national data

There are 5,140 new Covid cases in Italy in the last 24 hours, a stable figure compared to yesterday (5,143), with 258,929 swabs, 21,000 more. So much so that the positivity rate drops slightly from 2.2% to 2%. The deaths are 5 (yesterday 17), for a total of 127,942 victims since the beginning of the epidemic. Hospitalizations are on the rise: intensive care is 17 more (yesterday -3), with 21 admissions on the day, the highest figure in over a month, and rises to 172. In the medical area there are 36 more hospitalizations (yesterday + 70), 1,340 in all.
The region with the most cases today is still Lazio with 845 infections. Followed by Sicily (+626), Veneto (+576), Lombardy (+574) and Emilia Romagna (+468). The total cases thus rise to 4,312,673.

The healed are 1,362 (yesterday 1,239), for a total of 4,122,208 since the beginning of the pandemic. The current positives increase by 3,771 units (yesterday +3,886), and return above 60 thousand to 62,523 in all, of which 61,011 in home isolation.

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