I contagion they continue to rise, but “at a pace less sustained compared to the previous week “. THE deaths for the moment they remain stable, while i hospitalizations and the terapie intensive. It is the description of the progress of the pandemic gives coronavirus in Italy between late July and early August. Monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation notes in the period between July 28 and August 3 a slowdown in the growth of new cases (+ 20% compared to the previous week). President Nino Cartabellotta however he points out that the positives “undoubtedly remain underestimated the insufficient testing activity and the failure to resume the tracking of contacts “. In all Regions (excluding Trentino and Lazio) there is a percentage increase of new cases. In 62 Province the incidence is equal to or greater than 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants and in Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto all the provinces reach or exceed this threshold. In four provinces there are over 150 cases: Cagliari (303), Ragusa (236), Caltanissetta (197) e Lucca (172). Although almost 2 million over 60s are still without a dose, good news comes from vaccination campaign: “After more than a month of decrease – explains the operations manager Marco Mosti – in the last two weeks the percentage of first doses of the total doses administered: in the week 26 July-1 August just over 1 million, equal to 29,5% of the total”.
Deaths remain stable this week: 120 in the last 7 days (12 of which related to previous periods), with an average of 17 per day compared to 16 the previous week. Different speech for hospitalizations: “After the first signs of recovery – he says Renata Gili, Head of Research on Health Services at Gimbe – confirms a net increase percentage of hospitalizations: + 36.3% in the medical area and +36,5% in intensive care“. In absolute terms, the number of beds occupied by Covid patients in the medical area went from the minimum of 1,088 on July 16 to 2.196 of August 3 and that of intensive care from the minimum of 151 of July 14 to 258 of 3 August, but at the moment the percentages of employment at the national level remain very low: 4% in the medical area and 3% in intensive care.
As for vaccines, Gimbe reports that supplies continue to hover around 2.5 million doses per week. In the last week, however, the number of administrations has decreased (3,397,134) and the 7-day moving average remains below 500 thousand vaccinations per day (445.908). “In fact – states Cartabellotta – the number of daily administrations fails to take off both for the limited availability of mRna vaccines, and because the adenoviral vector vaccines are no longer used for the first doses “. The focus on over 60 shows how in the last week the increase has been derisory (+ 0.5%): in total the89% received at least the first dose of the vaccine. In the face of a delta variant now prevalent, as well 2.7 million from over 60 have not yet completed the vaccination course. Well 1.98 million (11%) have not yet received a single dose.