The incidence of cases from Covid-19 in Italy continues to drop, as well as hospitalizations in Italian wards, while the Rt contagion index is stable compared to the past week. These are the main data that emerged from the draft of the usual weekly monitoring ofCollege of Health which will be presented today.
The national incidence, relating to the week from 24 to 30 September, has dropped from 45 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last report to 37 today, below the weekly threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants which could allow control of transmission based on the containment, or on the identification of cases and on the tracking of their contacts. The average Rt index on the other hand, it remained stable, with a minimal fluctuation from 0.82, in any case below the critical threshold of 1, to 0.83.
A decline that also coincides with that of hospitalization rate in the Italian Covid departments. In intensive care the percentage continues to decline and reaches 5.1%, with a slight decrease in the number of people hospitalized from 516 (21 September) to 459 (28 September). The occupancy rate in medical areas on a national level, it decreased to 5.9%, with the number of hospitalized people passing from 3,937 (21 September) to 3,418 (28 September). Numbers that also bring down the number of regions at medium risk: only the Lazioin fact, it remains in this band, while all the others, including the various Autonomous Provinces, remain at low risk.
The number of new cases of Covid-19 not associated with is also decreasing transmission chains (7,070 against 8,482 of the previous week). The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is slightly increasing (34% versus 33% last week), while the percentage of cases detected through the appearance of symptoms decreases (45% vs 46%) and finally remains the percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities was stable (21% vs 21%).