The circulation of Sars-Cov-2 in Italy continues to increase. New weekly cases of Covid-19 grow by 37.7%, hospital admissions by 14.8% and intensive care by 9.4%. While the currently positives exceed 100,000. The picture is provided by the new monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, which compares the data of the week 3-9 November, compared to the previous one. “For the third consecutive week – declares Nino Cartabellotta, Gimbe president – an increase in new weekly cases is confirmed and a daily average more than doubled in less than a month, from 2,456 on 15 October to 5,870 on 9 November”.
Cases of Covid-19 are increasing in all Italian regions and the increase goes from 12.7% in Tuscany to 75.3% in the autonomous province of Bolzano. For now, none are likely to pass into the yellow zone but restrictive measures are needed. This is what emerges from the new monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation which compares the data of the week 3-9 November with those of the previous week.
In particular, for 66 Provinces there is an incidence equal to or greater than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio and Veneto all the Provinces exceed this threshold.
In 3 Provinces there are over 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: Trieste (479), Bolzano (260) and Gorizia (221). “These are numbers – comments the president of the Nino Cartabellotta Foundation – that should induce local administrators to consider restrictions on a municipal or provincial basis, to prevent the spread of the infection from dragging the entire region into the yellow zone”.
“On the hospital front – says Renata Gili, Head of Research on Health Services of the Foundation – there is a further increase in the number of beds occupied by Covid patients: compared to the previous week, + 14.8% in the medical area and + 9.4% in therapy intensive “. At the national level, the employment rate remains very low (6% in the medical area and 5% in intensive care), but with significant regional differences. In particular, no Region exceeds the threshold of 15% for the medical area, while Friuli-Venezia Giulia (11%) and Marche (11%) exceed that of 10% for the critical area. These values, in the short term, Gimbe recalls, do not involve the risk of passing into the yellow zone which, in addition to the weekly incidence of more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, simultaneously requires the overcoming of the employment threshold of 15% in the medical area and the 10% in intensive care.
The first doses of the anti Covid vaccine collapse by 75% in three weeks and 2.7 million are still over 50 to be vaccinated. While even the third doses do not take off and the vaccine supplies are also at stake. This is revealed by the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, which is calling for a “change of gear to contain the fourth wave”. In particular, the report notes, after touching 440,000 in the week of 11-17 October, in three weeks the number of new vaccinated people fell by 75.4% to 108,497 in the week 1-7 November. Of these, 72.2% are people of working age.