Infections are growing and the color map of Italy that expresses the restrictions for Covid-19 could change soon. The northern regions are the most concerned. “The concrete fact is that infections are growing. Today we have data that we did not have a few weeks ago: the virus exists, we are still in a pandemic, the increase in infections is slow but inexorable, if it does not stop we will pass into the yellow zone, orange and even red “is the alarm launched by the president of Veneto, Luca Zaia, today during the press section on the pandemic.
“The luck is that in this context we have vaccinations: according to projections, in a situation like this, without vaccines there would be about 1,600 people in hospital instead of 380 today: and 80% of the people who are now in intensive care they are not vaccinated. Even if it were 50% it is still a heavy figure, given that the unvaccinated represent only 15% of the population “, stressed the Northern League governor. “For the passage of color it is necessary to have an occupation of 15% of the non-critical area, the incidence must exceed 50% and we are already at 115, and over 10% – now we are at 5% – in intensive care. “explained Zaia.
Asks to diversify the measures between vaccinated and not the governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Massimiliano Fedriga, who admits that the region is one step away from the change of color. “We cannot charge the price of any new closures to the vaccinated, who have defended themselves and others by participating in the vaccination campaign,” he said today in Udine. “We are one step away from the yellow zone and this is given by the number of hospitalizations also in the medical area, very close to 15%. The Fvg will go to the yellow zone, but fortunately this still requires very limited measures. However, the transition to the zone orange would be dramatic for the economy, it is something we cannot and must not allow “.
In short, the north-east is at the crossroads but who risks the most? The objective fact is that we are on the rise in the number of cases, declares Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation. “In Trieste, the numbers are starting to worry, then there are Bolzano and Gorizia. Daily admissions to intensive care are also increasing. However, the hospital situation is basically very quiet. The only region that risks seeing yellow in a very short time is Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the other Regions the situation is largely under control “he told Radio Cusano Campus.
As of November 15 last year “we had 7 regions in the red zone, 9 in the orange zone, so today we have to say thank you to vaccines for finding us in this situation” explains Cartabellotta who however admits: “There has been a change in the criteria for colors of the regions, if today we had the same criteria as last year, several regions would already be in the orange zone and others in the red zone “.