In the last 24 hours in Italy, 1,901 positive cases of coronavirus and 69 deaths due to COVID-19 have been detected. Currently there are 4,473 hospitalized (306 fewer than yesterday), of which 597 in the intensive care wards (29 fewer than yesterday) and 3,876 in the other wards (277 fewer than yesterday). 97,557 molecular swabs and 102,838 antigenic rapid tests were analyzed. The percentage of positive molecular swabs was 1.8 percent, while that of antigen tests was 0.1 percent. On Thursday, 2,079 infections were recorded and 88 died.
The regions that have recorded the most cases in the last 24 hours are Sicily (273), Lombardy (270), Campania (199), Lazio (169) and Tuscany (146).
The main news of the day
• The Scientific Technical Committee has recommended that from now on the AstraZeneca vaccine be reserved for people aged 60 or over for the first dose, and that the others be used for the lower age groups instead. vaccines. That of the CTS is an opinion that will be received by the Ministry of Health which will have to make it official in the next few hours through a circular.
• From Monday 14 June, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia and the Autonomous Province of Trento will pass through the white zone, where for three consecutive weeks a weekly incidence of coronavirus infections of less than 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants was recorded. Only Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Sicily, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and the autonomous province of Bolzano will remain in the yellow zone.
• As we told in the usual Friday article on the progress of the epidemic in Italy, in the last week fewer than fifteen thousand new cases of coronavirus have been found and with the latest vaccinations more than 50 percent of the vaccinable population – all people with more aged 12 – received at least the first dose. To these data are added other encouraging ones: the pressure on the intensive care units is lower and lower in all regions and the number of deaths has also dropped, even if this figure does not differ much from the previous seven days.
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