Coronavirus in Italy, the Rt index still drops – now at 0.82 – and the weekly incidence at the national level also decreases, to below 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. These are the data contained in the monitoring draft of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Iss) and the Ministry of Health, relating to the week 13-22 September. Data that also illustrates the decline in employment in hospitalizations and intensive care. Furthermore, no Italian region is classified as high risk. Only Sicily with parameters above the threshold.
RT IN CALO
The decline in the Rt index in Italy continues, reaching 0.82, in the period 1-14 September, “below the epidemic threshold and down compared to the previous week”, when it was at 0.85.
The transmissibility index based on cases with hospitalization remains stable (Rt = 0.86 (0.82-0.90) at 14/9/2021 versus Rt = 0.86 (0.82-0.90) at 7/9/2021). “The high proportion of young and asymptomatic subjects highlighted by the epidemiological data published by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità must be considered when reading these transmissibility estimates”, it is specified in the draft that for details on the methods of calculation and interpretation of the reported RT refers to the in-depth analysis available on the website of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità.
THE INCIDENCE ALSO FALLS
For cases of Covid-19 infection, “the decrease in the weekly incidence at national level is confirmed”, in the analyzed period, “below the threshold of 50 cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants. The estimated transmissibility on symptomatic cases is below the epidemic threshold “.
Therefore, “the weekly incidence at national level decreases: 48 per 100,000 inhabitants (13-19 September) against 54 per 100,000 inhabitants (06 -12 September), according to the data of the Iss flow”, reads the draft in which specifies that the data, “for the time between exposure to the pathogen and the development of symptoms and between these and the diagnosis and subsequent notification, probably many of the cases notified this week contracted the infection in the third decade of August “.
LESS ADMISSIONS IN INTENSIVE CARE
Less intensive care admissions and medical area for Covid. In fact, the slight decrease in the occupancy rate of beds associated with the pandemic disease is confirmed.
The employment rate in intensive care decreased to 5.7% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health), with a slight decrease in the number of people hospitalized from 554 (14 September) to 516 (21 September). The employment rate in medical areas nationwide drops slightly to 6.8%. The number of people hospitalized in these areas decreased from 4,165 (September 14) to 3,937 (September 21).
NO HIGH RISK REGION AND PROVINCE
No Region or Autonomous Province is at high risk for Covid. Almost all of them are classified as low epidemic risk. Only one Region reports a resilience alert. None, however, reports multiple resilience alerts. This is what still emerges from the monitoring draft of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Iss) and the Ministry of Health, relating to the week 13-19 September and updated to 22 September.
Lastly, this week too, “there are 4 Regions classified as moderate risk”.