Silvio Brusaferro, president Iss, on Covid warns: “The number of infected people grows and grows progressively». In intensive care, unvaccinated patients increased by 17% while vaccinated patients decreased by 10%. «The weekly incidence also increases. The transmissibility index remains above one “and” this datum is very important because the possibility of decreasing the infected passes from a Rt lower to one. At the same time, with this RT, hospitalizations are growing regularly, both in the medical area and in intensive care, even if for now under the alert threshold “, says the president of the Higher Institute of Health, speaking at the Healthcare Summit del Sole24ore. Then: “Its Omicron we have little data, but there is maximum attention. The Delta variant is still dominant ».
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The Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 “has about thirty mutations rapidly intercepted and made available to the scientific community.” “The timeliness of intercepting it has led to a rapid global reaction. On the other hand, having identified it quickly, the data regarding its characteristics are still few ”, so“ we need more time ”. For now “we are collecting data. In Africa it has given slight forms but the African reality is different from our country ». Brusaferro continues.
NO VAX- In intensive care, unvaccinated patients increased by 17% while vaccinated patients decreased by 10%. The decrease in vaccinated in the intensive is a “positive signal about the protection of the vaccine from severe forms”. The total number of patients under 18 admitted to sentinel hospitals is 17 of which 2 in intensive care. This is evidenced by the data relating to the sentinel hospitals of Fiaso (Federation of health and hospital companies) recorded on 30 November. In one week, according to Fiaso, the number of hospitalized patients increased by 16%. The trend of Covid hospitalizations, says Fiaso, is in “progressive growth and acceleration”.