ROMA. After weeks of decline, Covid cases in Italy are starting to increase. In the week between 30 June and 6 July there was an increase of 5%, compared to a decrease of 24.2% in admissions, 30.7% of admissions to intensive care and 26.4% of deaths .
These are some of the data that emerge from the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation. In particular, in 11 Regions (Abruzzo, Campania, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Autonomous Province of Trento, Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Veneto) there is an increase in new cases compared to the previous week, while the remaining 10 Regions are confirmed in decline.
“In terms of new weekly cases – declares Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – after 15 consecutive weeks of descent, there is an increase of 5% compared to the previous week. Even the test activity, after 7 weeks of decline, records an increase of 15.5%, however continuing to settle on too low numbers, with consequent underestimation of new cases and insufficient contact tracing “.
From the week of May 5-11, the number of people tested weekly fell progressively by 60.3%, from 662,549 to 263,213, before rising again this week to 303,969. Deaths, after the apparent stabilization of last week (probably attributable to recalculations), have started to decline again, settling at 162 in the last week with an average of 23 per day compared to 31 the previous week.
“The occupation of beds by Covid patients stands at 2% – says Renata Gili, Head of Research on Gimbe Health Services – All Regions record values below 10% and there are 8 Regions that do not count Covid patients hospitalized in critical area “. From the peak of April 6, the number of beds occupied in the medical area fell from 29,337 to 1,271 (-95.7%) and those in intensive care from 3,743 to 187 (-95%). The number of people in home isolation, from the peak of 28 March, went from 540,855 to 41,121 (-94.2%).