The Rt contagion index is stable, while the incidence continues to decline, but at the same time the Italian regions at moderate risk increase from one to three. This is what emerges from the draft of the usual weekly monitoring of the pandemic of coronavirus in Italy drawn up by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Higher Institute of Health (Iss). In fact, the document states that the Rt index it passes from 0.68 recorded last week to 0.69 of the current one, in any case well below the risk threshold 1. Experts remember, however, that “the circulation of variants which may have greater transmissibility or partially evade the immune response, which has led to an unexpected increase in cases in European countries with high vaccination coverage, requires a widespread tracking and case sequencing. Achieving a high vaccination coverage and the completion of vaccination cycles represents an indispensable tool for the prevention of further recurrences of pandemic episodes “.
If the RT situation can therefore be considered stable, clearer improvements can be seen by analyzing the numbers relating toincidence on 100 thousand inhabitants, one of the key values for the imposition of restrictive measures against the population decided during the control room. This in fact goes from 25 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants to 16.7. The experts also add that “there is a further decrease in the number of new cases not associated with transmission chains (3,961 against 4,992 the previous week). The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is stable (40.3% versus 40.3% last week). The percentage of cases detected through the appearance of symptoms decreased (37.4% against 38.6%). Finally, 22.4% were diagnosed through screening activities “.
However, the number of regions that are no longer classified as low risk is increasing. Alla Sardinia, which last week featured a moderate risk and who sees their values drop again, in these seven days they have replaced themselves Basilicata, Friuli Venezia Giulia e Molise. All regions, however, maintain an Rt index compatible with a type one scenario.
The constant decrease in the number of beds occupied in the Italian Covid departments has also contributed to keeping the risk threshold to a minimum within the structures throughout the country. No Region or Autonomous Province exceeds the critical occupancy threshold of beds in intensive care o in medical area. The ICU employment rate is 6%, well below the 30% red line, with a decrease in the number of people admitted from 688 (June 8, 2021) to 504 (June 15, 2021). The employment rate in medical areas at the national level also drops to 6%, also below the limit of 40%: the number of people hospitalized in these areas goes from 4,685 on 8 June to 3,333 on 15 th. Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Molise, Puglia and Veneto report an alert of resilience, while none report multiple alerts.