The cases of Covid in the world are over 171 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 3.5 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest toll, relative to Tuesday 1 June, of 2,897 new cases and 62 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020). Here is the map of the contagion in the world.
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The Covid-19 situation in Italy and in the world
11.28 am – Son: Well chosen 42 days for second vaccine dose
The extraordinary commissioner for the Covid emergency Figliuolo considers the choice of 42 days for the second dose of the vaccine very valid. Logistically it gave us a big breath. In a month we have administered 2 and a half million doses – he adds – We are ahead in the first dose in Europe, second only to Germany.
11.14 – Gimbe: Over 3.3 million over 60s without even a dose of vaccine
According to the report of the Gimbe Foundation, there are still over 3.3 million over 60s at high risk of hospitalization who have not received even the first dose of vaccine against Covid.
11.12 – Regions: vaccinations in the hubs or pharmacies of the holiday resorts
The Health Commission of the Regions today presents to the Government a document requesting that the second dose of the vaccine be administered in pharmacies or in the vaccination hubs of the Regions where citizens go on vacation, provided that the stay in the resort is long lasting. In the document it is foreseen that the Regions where the holiday is carried out will evaluate the suitability of the request.
10.47 – Germany, weekly incidence dropped to 34.1 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants
The weekly incidence of cases of contagion per 100 thousand inhabitants in Germany dropped to 34.1. This was announced by the Robert Koch Institut, recalling that yesterday the rate of infections was at 36.8, a week ago at 41. The government agency responsible for the control of infectious diseases has recorded 4,640 new cases of contagion since yesterday, 166 deaths from Covid . A week ago there were 6,313 new infections, 269 deaths. The cases of contagion since the beginning of the pandemic were 3,692,468, 3,518,600 healed, 88,940 deaths.
10.38 – Vaccines: Lombardy, almost 400,000 under 29s already booked
At 10 am today, 391,574 bookings for the anti-Covid vaccine for the under 29s made since last night on the portal of Lombardy region and Poste Italiane. what is learned from the Welfare department of the Region. In detail, 232,816 concern the age group between 20 and 29, 120,433 that between 16 and 20, 42,229 the age group between 12 and 16 and 73 the under 11 (here the report of vaccinated in Italy, being updated).
10.30 am – Vaccines: 2 billion doses administered worldwide
More than 2 billion doses of the vaccine have been administered worldwide, less than six months after the start of the first vaccination campaigns in December 2020, according to a tally made by theAfp. Among the recipients at least 216 countries or territories according to the report. Israel still in the lead: it remains the country with the most advanced vaccination campaign, with nearly six out of ten Israelis already fully vaccinated. Leading also Canada (59% of the population received at least one dose), the United Kingdom (58.3%), Chile (56.6%) or the USA (51%).
10.28 – Gimbe, the hospitals are emptying and deaths continue to decline
Fall in hospital admissions (-27.6%) and drop in deaths (-28.3%). To confirm it the Gimbe Foundation in the weekly monitoring. In particular, in the week 26 May-1 June 2021, compared to the previous one, there was a further decrease in new cases (-27.4%) and in the currently positive ones (-15.8%). The number of intensive care units also fell sharply (-25.2%). The downward trend of new cases has been confirmed for 11 consecutive weeks – explains Cartabellotta – both due to the reduced circulation of the virus and the decrease in testing activity. Deaths have also been steadily decreasing since mid-April, averaging just over 100 per day in the last week.
10.21 am – The Gimbe report: 15 million vaccines are missing and 3.3 million over 60s are still discovered
The net decline in new cases (-27%) and deaths (-28%) for Covid, also certified for the week May 26-June 1, confirms that the government strategy of reasoned risk works while, thanks to the vaccination campaign, the over 60s collapse in two months hospitalizations (-79%) and intensive care (-74%). But second-half supplies are down by at least 15 million doses and 3.3 million over 60s are still uncovered. To launch the warning Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation: To ensure the irreversibility of reopening – he explains – we need to encourage the Regions to resume tracing, enhance sequencing to monitor variants, promptly manage any outbreaks, implement new strategies for the elderly not yet vaccinated such as active call , dedicated open days, a dedicated institutional communication.
10.13 – Toti, only four at the table out of place
We have almost 40% of the Italian population vaccinated, the vaccine works and the Covid numbers have been falling steadily for weeks. Any limitation of freedoms out of place. So the governor of Liguria All its Rai 3 commented on the limit of 4 people at the restaurant table to reduce the risk of contagion. Some like the ethics and aesthetics of the emergency, it has earned us space on television or political centrality. normal, but now the topic of how to restart the country, what do we do with Ilva, Alitalia and other companies ?. And he added: Liguria goes to the white zone on Monday, together with other Regions, in June all of them will do so, I think now is the time to open, the numbers say.
10.06 – Sileri, none of the identified variants evades vaccines
Major variants have been identified, currently none of them evade vaccines, so we don’t need to worry too much. So is the Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, to the microphones of Radio Cusano Campus. The United Kingdom – he continues – has had a resurgence, but most of those infected with the Indian variant were not vaccinated or had only taken one dose. In Italy, the Indian variant at 1%, we don’t always have to think about the negative thing. There is an obsession with always looking for the worst thing.
10 am – Bonomi (Confindustria): worse not past, attention is needed
We must not let our guard down: the widespread feeling that the worst is over, but I think instead that June and July will be two fundamental months in the fight against Covid. Thus the president of Confindustria, Carlo Bonomi, connecting with the vaccination hub of Pordenone where, about ten days ago, the campaign promoted by Confindustria Alto Adriatico began. We need to work even more – he urged – as the situation in the United Kingdom shows, with the variants the infections tend to rise again. For this, thanks to the great availability of vaccines, we must accelerate even more.
9.33 am – Free beer in the United States if 70% of Americans have received a dose of the vaccine by 4 July
The American national brewery that produces Budwiser has announced that it will give a round of beer to anyone over 21 if the US reaches its goal of 70% of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine by 4 July.
9.06 – Liguria, the governor Toti: There are not enough doses to make vaccines even for children
The president of the Liguria Region makes it known that in Liguria there are currently insufficient doses of the vaccine to begin administration even to adolescents: They will leave within 10 days, he says, if the deliveries of Pfizer vaccines are sufficient. Until new supplies arrive and we don’t know how many vaccines will be delivered between June and July, we can’t even make a sensible booking agenda.
8.42 am – Costa: From August via open-air mask
The month of August could be the perfect month to remove the mask outdoors. To speak the Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa, who adds: We must give perspectives to citizens, it can serve as a stimulus towards recovery and towards confidence for the vaccination plan.
8.17 – The balance of vaccines in Italy
At 7 am on Thursday 3 June in Italy the doses of vaccine against Covid administered were 335 million 817 thousand 595: 12 million 397 thousand 459 people completed the vaccination cycle, or 22.85% of the adult population. Here the report of vaccines in Italy, being updated.