Coronavirus, 86 new cases in Puglia. And in pharmacies the requests for tampons increased by 50%

Coronavirus, 86 new cases in Puglia. And in pharmacies the requests for tampons increased by 50%
Coronavirus, 86 new cases in Puglia. And in pharmacies the requests for tampons increased by 50%

0.66 percent of the 12,977 swabs processed to ascertain Coronavirus infection in Puglia gave a positive result. These are 86 new cases of Covid-19 of which 22 detected in the province of Taranto, 21 in the Foggiano, 19 in the province of Lecce, 15 in the Bari area, 4 in the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and one in the province of Brindisi. Of another 4 the province of residence is not known.

A victim was recorded in the epidemiological bulletin of Wednesday 13 October. The total number since the start of the pandemic is now 6,811. The currently positive are 2,209 of which 135 hospitalized in a non-critical Covid area and 20 in intensive care. 261,000 018 people have recovered from the beginning of the pandemic to date.

Meanwhile, in view of the mandatory Green Pass in the workplace starting from 15 October, Bari is experiencing an increase in bookings to undergo the tampon. “We have had a significant but manageable increase for now – he explains Nicola Favia, which manages six pharmacies, two of which in Bari city – we are booking between 30 and 50% more bookings than the average. Obviously, we specify that the test will always be carried out upon reservation, it is not possible to go to the pharmacy and take the swab if an appointment has not been made first. To meet the increased demand, we have increased the hours, we will dedicate three hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon to the execution of the tests “.

The growth in demand is confirmed by the president of the Bari and Bat Order of Pharmacists, Luigi d’Ambrosio Lettieri: “We are aware that there will be a significant increase, we are already noticing it – he says – but we are ready. Certainly if the demand is exponential we will not be able to take care of it only ourselves, we will see what happens”.

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