The cases of Covid in the world are over 181 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 3.9 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relative to Wednesday 30 June, of 776 new cases and 24 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.
The Covid-19 situation in Italy and in the world
2.37 pm – Ema, opinion on the first 5 therapies by the end of the year
All five treatments selected by the European Commission as part of its therapeutic strategy against Covid-19 are currently under continuous review by the EMA, which will continue during the summer, the European Medicines Agency announced. The first opinions are expected by the end of the year.
2.16 pm – Ema: Approved vaccines protect against Delta variant
We are aware of the impact of the virus variants, which is also an important issue in the rest of the world. The four vaccines approved by the EMA appear to protect against all variants, including the Delta variant, said the Head of the EMA vaccination strategy task force, Marco Cavaleri. We have had exchanges of views with other regulatory agencies in the rest of the world. The evidence we have shows that two doses of the vaccine protect against the Delta variant and that the antibodies are capable of neutralizing it.
13.35 – Pal (Aifa): May China collaborate on the origins of Covid. The role of politics is crucial
Questioning the origins of this pandemic is a task not only for scientists who do their best, but above all for politics and to shed light on this is a duty, but the collaboration of China is needed, which must be made responsible through politics, and collaboration between countries. The EU should be univocal. These are the words of the president of Aifa, Giorgio Pal, in an informal hearing in the joint Foreign and Social Affairs Commissions for the proposal of Establishment of a commission of inquiry into the causes of the outbreak of the pandemic.
11.21 am – WHO, cases in Europe return to growth after 10 weeks, insufficient vaccination coverage
After ten consecutive weeks of decline, infections from Covid-19 returned to rise last week in Europe, raising the risk of a new wave, said Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe during the press conference. There will be a new wave in the European region, unless we remain disciplined, Kluge stressed. WHO also denounces vaccination coverage that is still insufficient in Europe: We see many countries doing well but the truth is that the average vaccination coverage in the region is only 24% and the worst thing is that half of our elderly and 40% of our health personnel still without protection. This is unacceptable and far from the recommended vaccination coverage of 80% of the population.
11.20 am – Zero red zones in Sicily
(Except Phallic) In Sicily there are no more red areas. The latest coronavirus outbreaks were also extinguished in Santa Caterina Villarmosa, in the Nisseno area, and in Valguarnera Caropepe, in the province of Enna. The two red micro-zones were revoked by an order of the president of the Sicilian Region Nello Musumeci. So the whole island in a white area like the rest of Italy. It was the only area in the country that still had armored municipalities. However, Sicily remains the region with the highest number of new daily Covid-19 infections. The relatively low incidence, 0.9%. On the other hand, there is the problem of the high number of unvaccinated over 60s, particularly in the range between 60 and 79 years old. And a lot of attention is paid to the Delta variant.
10.55 am – New record in Russia, over 23,000 cases and 672 deaths
Russia has confirmed 23,543 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, a new high since January 17 which brings the total of infections to 5,538,142. The coronavirus crisis center said so. In relative terms, the number of cases increased by 0.43%. The dead instead are 672, a new negative record. The Russian agencies report it.
10.38 – German Interior Minister: Uefa is completely irresponsible
I believe that UEFA’s behavior is absolutely irresponsible. Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in response to a question about the European final in London at a press conference in Berlin, along with Health Minister Jens Spahn. I suspect there is a commercial problem, and reasons like that shouldn’t override health protection, he said. I can only appeal to the organization, he concluded, to review its position.
9.43 am – Europeans: virologist Burioni, irresponsible Uefa on matches where there is a serious risk of contagion
The obtuse irresponsibility of UEFA that refuses to move the matches of the Europeans from cities where there is a serious risk of unacceptable contagion. It is also unacceptable that sovereign countries accept it, putting the health of their citizens at risk. The virologist of the San Raffaele University of Milan, Roberto Burioni, writes on Twitter.
8.30 am – New York Times, less than 0.003% risk of dying from Covid for vaccinated people
According to the experts interviewed by the New York Times in an article on the diffusion of the Delta variant, for those who have completed the vaccination cycle with the second dose the risk of being hospitalized and dying following a very tiny Sars-Cov2 infection, less than 0.003%.
8 am – THE POINT OF THE DAY – European and Italian green pass
From today, the Green Pass enters into force in all EU countries, the certificate that makes travel easier: it will be valid from fourteen days after the last dose of the anti-Covid vaccine. At the moment the European Digital Green Certificate does not yet coincide with the Italian one, which is issued in the region 14 days after the first dose and is used for entry into stadiums for concerts and events. Meanwhile, the spread of the Delta variant and the increase in infections in the United Kingdom due to this mutation of the virus are worrying in view of the Italy-England match, Saturday 3 in Rome: the Italian and British institutions invite English fans not to come to our country .