“The incidence rate, in the week of November 24-30, 2021, is equal to 65 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants (or 0.65 per 1,000, in the metric used at the level of individual municipalities), confirming the growth trend of the epidemic curve already detected in recent weeks (57 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants towards 40 in the previous one and 26 two weeks ago) “. This is what we read in the weekly report of the Ats of Bergamo. The difference compared to the previous week, notes the Health Protection Agency, is +95 (15%), against +186 (+ 41.4%) last week, +154 (+ 52.2%) ) two weeks ago, +116 (+ 64.8%) three weeks ago and -74 (-29.2%) one month ago.
The number of Municipalities with zero incidents in the last seven days is 107 (44.0%) against 123 (50.6%) last week, 130 (53.5%) two weeks ago, 146 (60.1%) three weeks ago and 168 (69.1%) one month ago . “Even in the observed week, as in the previous one, no Territorial Area is Covid free. The territories with the highest incidence rates appear to be the Areas of Bergamo, Isola Bergamasca and Treviglio, respectively with 125, 74 and 71 per 100,000. The Areas with the lowest rates are Brembana Valley, Alto Sebino, Seriana Valley, respectively with 10, 20 and 21 new cases per 100,000 (the provincial rate, as mentioned, is equal to 65 per 100,000) “, notes the ATS.
“The two situations – explains the Ats – brought to attention last week due to the high incidence rates, Cologno al Serio and Paladina, which both presented with a rate of 4.2 per 1,000 inhabitants, are in the phase of” return “(respectively with a rate of 1.4 and 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants) thanks to the important joint surveillance and prevention work that involved the Department of Hygiene and Health Prevention / DIPS of ATS Bergamo, the respective municipal administrations and the schools involved in the outbreaks, as well as thanks to the responsibility of citizens and families “.
«The incidence data at the provincial level (as mentioned, equal to 65 per 100,000) remain below the national average. The latest Report of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, in fact, highlights an important increase in the weekly incidence at national level: 112 per 100,000 inhabitants (15/11/2021 -21/11/2021) “.
«The epidemic situation, in summary, while still maintaining lower criticality levels than in other Lombard provinces, thanks also to the ever higher levels of vaccination coverage at the provincial level – 89.25% of the population aged 12 and over (target population) underwent at least the first dose of vaccine and a share equal to 86.62% completed the vaccination course (first and second dose) – highlights how the spread of the virus keeps growing ».
“It is always remembered, as already highlighted by the recent study by the Epidemiological Service of the Ats of Bergamo, as well as at the local level, in line with what has been found by other national and international studies, the ratio between positives and diagnostic molecular swabs performed is much higher in the unvaccinated compared to the full cycle vaccinated, ie the unvaccinated have much higher levels of positivity. This evidence highlights the importance: 1. for those who are not yet vaccinated, to undergo the vaccine, overcoming resistance and making use of accredited scientific sources to obtain scientifically correct information on the same; 2. for those who have completed the vaccination cycle with the second dose and are among the targets that can access the third dose (now accessible to over 18s) to undergo it in order to maintain an adequate level of immune coverage “.
The Ats also recalls “even in the face of the signs of growth in the spread of the virus also at a local level, how the main tools to prevent further recurrences of episodes of increased circulation of the virus, supported by emerging variants with greater transmissibility, are represented by: 1. ever higher vaccination coverage and the completion of vaccination cycles; 2. the guarantee of widespread tracking cases, also through the active collaboration of citizens, to achieve the containment of new infections; 3. maintaining high attention, aimed at applying and respecting the recommended behaviors to limit viral circulation (in particular on social distancing and on the use of individual protection means – surgical mask, hand washing, etc., in the family and in extra-family situations, for what is related to transport and public places, as well as to other situations in which the risk of contagion increases, such as group events, canteens, bars, restaurants, shops, etc. “.
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