the bulletin of October 23, 2021

After yesterday’s slight increase, new cases of Coronavirus are decreasing in Sicily where, with 12,159 swabs processed, another 291 infections are recorded. Positive rate of 2.39%. These are the latest data collected by the regional civil protection for the island and disseminated by the Ministry of Health in today’s bulletin (pdf attached).

Six deaths are indicated in the daily report, with the specification that “two deaths date back to 22 October, one to 21 October, one to 16 September, one to 15 September and one to 14 September”. Just as, we read under the table, “twelve molecular swabs communicated today are relative to the previous days”.

In terms of pressure on hospitals, the situation appears stable: there are 268 people (+4 compared to yesterday) hospitalized for Covid in ordinary wards and 42 in intensive care (-2), where there is no new entry. The box “healed / discharged” marks a +439, 6,541 the current posts (-154 compared to the previous day), 6,231 subjects subjected to home isolation.

Data by province

According to the data collected by the Civil Protection, this is the distribution of new cases in the island (in brackets the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic): 68 in Palermo (84,436), 79 in Catania (77.197), 91 in Messina (34.773), 5 in Syracuse (24.091), 15 in Trapani (19.919), 7 in Ragusa (19.928), 9 in Caltanissetta (17.971), 15 in Agrigento (17,545) and 2 in Enna (9,423).

The point about the vaccination campaign

Overall, 6,653,108 doses of the 7,649,403 delivered on the island were administered (data updated at 12.14 on 23 October 2021). The percentage of vaccinated in Sicily (between completed cycles or single dose) reaches 74.37% (81.99% in Italy). This is the age distribution of vaccines considering the completed cycles and single doses: 237,358 out of an audience of 406,593 for the age group 12-19 (58.39%); 384,261 out of 544,052 in the 20-29 age group (70.63%); 397,709 out of 583,826 age group 30-39 (68.12%); 504,932 out of 694,418 age group 40-49 (72.71%); 585,179 out of 755-875 age group 50-59 (77.42%); 514,321 out of 631,055 age group 60-69 (81.50%); 400,110 out of 476,607 age group 70-79 (83.95%); 274,826 out of 342,909 over 80 (80.15%).

Coronavirus, the bulletin from Italy

of today.it

  • new cases: 3,908;
  • swabs (diagnostic and control): 491,574;
  • currently positive: 74,016;
  • hospitalized: 2,455;
  • admitted to intensive care: 338;
  • died after a positive swab: 131,802 (39 today);
  • discharged / recovered: 4,531,644.

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