19 – 3,794 new infections. The Lazio bulletin. Israel, AK4.2 variant worried. Austria, cases increase. Great Britain, doctors are calling for the reintroduction of masks and spacing

The Civil Protection has disclosed the data relating to the last 24 hours. They have been identified 3.794 new COVID-19 positives on 574.671 processed swabs. I am 36 the victims, for a positive rate of 0,7%.

20:35 – “No vax e ni vax. In the past we also intercepted these vows, then our choice to follow the path of science meant that many traveling companions left us, now we have clarified. This does not change our ability to listening to the voices outside the chorus, of protest, if they are peaceful and non-violent “. He said it Giuseppe Conte speaking to M5s groups.

18:33 – For the first time in three months the Great Bretagna has recorded more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in a single day. The reported infections are 52,009, a figure that brings the country back to the situation of 17 July. There are 115 deaths related to the disease

18:00 – Starting from November 1st they will be admitted in Israel foreign tourists vaccinated at least twice with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovak or Sinopharm, or with a dose of Janssen. This was announced by the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, at the same time specifying that the measures anticipated today – which have yet to be ratified by the government – could undergo changes “hand in hand with the detection of new variants”. However, Bennett’s office has not yet expressed its opinion on the possibility that tourists immunized with the Russian Sputnik vaccine are also allowed in Israel.

17:28 – The last one report of the Ministry of Health registers 3,794 new infections compared to 574,671 swabs (positivity rate of 0.7%). There are 36 deaths.

16:50 – In Emilia Romagna 294 were new positives out of a total of 30,310 swabs performed in the last 24 hours (1%). There are four new deaths which bring Covid deaths in the region to 13,546 since the beginning of the epidemic. The number of patients admitted to intensive care was unchanged compared to yesterday (31); 283 those in the other Covid departments (-13).

16:12 – There are 8,605 people currently positive for Covid-19 in Lazio, of which 313 hospitalized, 50 in intensive care and 8,242 in home isolation. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 372,940 have been healed and 8,742 have died, out of a total of 390,287 cases examined, according to the updated bulletin of the Lazio Region.

15:21 – There are 72 (aged between 2 and 95 years) the new positive cases of Covid registered today in Abruzzo, which bring the total from the beginning of the emergency to 82066. The death toll records 1 new case and rises to 2558 (it is an 85 year old from the province of L’Aquila). The number of positive cases also includes 78180 discharged / healed (+54 compared to yesterday). The currently positives in Abruzzo (calculated by subtracting the number of discharged / recovered and deceased from the total of positives) are 1328 (+17 compared to yesterday). (The total also includes 425 cases concerning patients lost to follow-up since the beginning of the emergency, on which checks are underway).

14:28 – With nearly one million deaths worldwide, “the human cost of natural immunity, letting the virus circulate freely, is not tolerable.” This was stated by the Ema head of vaccines, Marco Cavaleri, in a press conference, thus nullifying one of the most widespread arguments among the “no-vax”.

13:30 – Even Emilia-Romagna, the Lazio, Valle d’Aosta and Basilicata are added to the Italian regions that turn green in the updated map on the incidence of Covid in Europe, edited by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc). In all, there are 12 Italian ‘green’ regions at low risk of contagion, in addition to the autonomous province of Trento. Compared to last week, Friuli instead passes from green to yellow, reaching in the moderate risk range (between 75 and 200 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants) the autonomous province of Bolzano, Veneto, Tuscany, Marche, Campania, Calabria and Sicily.

13:00 – “All of Europe has a point of reference in Italy. In the fight against the pandemic we have shown that we have managed the emergency. But the political weight in Europe will depend on the ability to achieve the goals we have set ourselves”. The Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi said this during the conference in Naples on territorial cohesion, organized by Confindustria.

12:30 – In Austria there is strong concern about the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases of the last days. 3,648 positive people were found yesterday. A week ago the figure was 2,169. From 1 November, the ‘3-G rule’ will come into force, which will allow access to workplaces only for people vaccinated (geimpft), recovered for six months (genesen) or tested (getestet). There were 11 new deaths for a total of 11,220 since the beginning of the pandemic. In Austria, the people who contracted the coronavirus were 787,644 and 749,934 have in the meantime recovered. Currently 968 covid patients are hospitalized, of which 214 are in intensive care.

12:00 – Concern for the entry of the AK4.2 variant is growing in Israel (descendant of the Delta), after six cases have been detected so far. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after an extraordinary consultation held yesterday with heads of the health ministry, today called a second one. In this session, among other things, a possible update of the precautions to be taken in view of the readmission – starting from November 1st – of vaccinated foreign tourists will be discussed.

11:40 – Almost one million Green passes downloaded in the last 24 hours: 981,855 green certificates were downloaded yesterday by the Italians, according to the updated government report. In particular, 801,134 were discharged after having swabs, 177,124 following vaccinations and 3,597 following recovery.

11:20 – At the Spallanzani Institute in Rome, at the moment, 40 patients positive for the swab for the research of Sars-CoV-2 are hospitalized, of which 2 are in the process of being discharged, while there are 7 patients in intensive care. This is the latest bulletin from the Capitoline Institute for Infectious Diseases. The patients discharged and transferred home or to other local structures, this morning, are 3,260.

10:48 – The obligation of the Green pass in the company and the consequent increase in tampons has increased the number of positives. “The Green Pass effect is impressive: it is allowing us to identify the unvaccinated infected,” he explains in an interview with The Republic the body Roberto Battiston. “The requirement of the pass to access the jobs has pushed hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated people to undergo the swab”, explains the professor of the University of Trento. A “blanket test” that “brings out for the first time an instant photo of the spread of the coronavirus”.

10:30 – The deputies ofFrench National Assembly approved with 74 votes in favor and 73 against, Article 2 of the bill on “health supervision” which authorizes the executive to use the “health pass”, the Green Pass, until July 31, 2022 if the situation required. Yesterday, the deputies approved Article 1 which extends the legal framework necessary for the declaration of a state of health emergency until the date indicated. The bill in its entirety was adopted last night with only 10 votes, with 135 votes in favor and 125 against. The text will be examined by the Senate starting from 28 October.

10:11 – Of the 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine promised by wealthy nations, only 261 million – 14% – made it to their destination. This is the conclusion of a report by People’s Vaccinealliance, coalition of groups including Oxfam, ActionAid and Amnesty International. One year after the arrival of the first vaccines, only 1.3% of residents in the poorest countries are fully vaccinated. According to the study, of the 100 million doses promised by the UK, 9.6 million were delivered, less than 10%. Canada delivered 3.2 million, 8% of the pledged 40 million. 177 million doses have arrived from the United States, less than a fifth of the 1.1 billion promised.

09:52 – The police cleared the no Green pass garrison at the port of Genoa, at the crossing of Ethiopia, on the seventh day of protest. A French protester was arrested on charges of resisting a public official after he refused to produce documents following an attempt to block a truck entering the port. The eviction took place peacefully.

09:26 – The commissioner for the COVID-19 emergency Francesco Figliuolo sent a circular to the Regions asking them to “proceed immediately with the third dose” for the categories that must receive it, “without prejudice to the constraint of respecting the interval of at least 6 months” from the second. In addition, he called for greater involvement of general practitioners and pharmacies, taking advantage of the capillarity in a phase of overlap with the flu vaccine.

09:00 – L’India administered its billionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, an essential milestone for a country aiming to complete the full immunization campaign for its 944 million adults by the end of the year. The country is currently administering about 5 million doses a day after the peak of 25 million reached in a single day in September. In eight states, 100% of adults received the first dose. “Gratitude to the doctors, nurses and everyone who worked on this venture,” he said tweeted he first Narendra Modi.

08:40 – British authorities should reintroduce the mandatory use of masks and social distancing in the face of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. To say it is the British Medical Association, which denounced the unacceptable wave of infections and accused the ministers of being “intentionally negligent” for not wanting to impose the rules. Over the past eight days, the UK recorded over 40,000 new positives a day and yesterday the Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, warned that in winter this could reach 100,000 per day.

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