L’indice Rt and theincidence take another leap to the top. The new weekly monitoring of the Ministry of Health-Iss, now under consideration of the Control room, indicates that the first value, which serves to understand the replicability of the contagion, arrives at 1,57, compared to 1.26 last week. It also increases the weekly incidence of Covid at national level: the data referring to the period July 19-15 they show “evidence of a sharp increase in diagnosed cases in almost all regions” and “very significantly” the transmission of infection, “with almost all regions and autonomous provinces classified as moderate epidemic risk”, the monitoring reads. The number of cases for 100 thousand inhabitants, which serves to perceive the circulation of the virus, rises from 41 to 58. The two parameters, Rt index and incidence, are no longer the determining factors for the change in the band Regions and related restrictions: the new criteria decided by the government in fact attribute more imports to the percentage of saturation of medical areas and of terapie intensive. The hospitalizations are increasing, we read in the monitoring, but at the moment no Region and Autonomous Province exceeds the critical threshold of occupancy of the beds.
The occupancy rate in intensive is stable at 2%, with a slight increase in the number of inpatients passing by 165 (20/07/2021) a 189 (07/27/2021). The employment rate in national medical areas increases insteadand 3% compared to 2% last week. The number of hospitalized in these areas is increasing from 1,194 to 1.611. I’m 20 – compared to 19 last week – the Regions and Autonomous Provinces classified a moderate risk and only one (Molise) at low risk this week. Seventeen regions and autonomous provinces also report resilience alerts.
Weekly monitoring also highlights the need for to accelerate the times to reach a high vaccination coverage and completion of vaccination courses to prevent further recrudescenze of episodes of increased circulation of the virus sustained by variants. The circulation of the Delta variantin fact, it is increasing in Italy and is now prevalent. This, it is noted, has led to an increase in cases in countries with high vaccination coverage, therefore a widespread tracking e case sequencing. “Based on the data and forecasts, the presence of outbreaks caused by the viral variant Delta in Italy and the current vaccination coverage, it is advisable to maintain high attention, as well as to apply e comply with measures and behaviors to limit the further increase in viral circulation ”, recommends the ISS monitoring.
The situation in hospitals Region by Region
Hospitalizations in intensive care and medical departments are increasing: at the top of the ranking are the Southern regions and the Lazio. If the national employment rate remains below the critical threshold both for the occupancy of beds in intensive care (at 2.2%) and in the wards (at 2.9%), the values rise in some territories. With the new parameters, in fact, the critical threshold that marks the transition to yellow zone for the Regions it is fixed at 10% e 15% of employment respectively for intensive and ordinary departments. For hospitalizations in the ward, the highest numbers are reported in Sicily (8%), Calabria (6,6%) e Campania (4.9%). For intensive care, on the other hand, the highest employment rates are highlighted in Sicily (4,7%), Sardinia (4,2%) e Lazio (3.7%). These are the employment rates in the various Regions respectively for the medical areas and intensive care, according to the data of the weekly monitoring:
Abruzzo 1,8% – 0,0%; Basilicata 3,8% – 0,0%; Calabria 6,6% – 3,3%; Campania 4,9% – 1,8%; Emilia Romagna 2,5% – 1,2%; Friuli Venezia Giulia 0,8% – 1,1%; Lazio 4,0% – 3,7%; Liguria 2,1% – 2,8%; Lombardy 2,8% – 2,0%; Walk 1,3% – 1,9%; Molise 0,6% – 0,0%; Bolzano 2,6% – 0,0%; Trento 1,2% – 0,0%; Piedmont 1,2% – 0,5%; Puglia 2,8% – 2,2%; Sardinia 4,4% – 4,2%; Sicily 8,0% – 4,7%; Tuscany 2,2% – 3,3%; Umbria 1,8% – 2,1%; Valle d’Aosta 1,5% – 0,0%; Veneto 1,5% – 1,6%. ITALY 2,9% – 2,2%.