Covid today in Italy, the bulletin: 3,882 cases and 39 deaths. Brusaferro: “Slight increase in mortality”

The bulletin Covid in Italy today, Friday 22 October 2021. I am 3,882 the positives to Covid tests identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 3,794. The victims in one day are instead 39 (yesterday 36). There are 487,218 molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours. Yesterday there were 574,671. The positivity rate is 0.8%, up from 0.66% yesterday. There are 343 patients hospitalized in intensive care for Covid in Italy, 13 fewer than yesterday in the balance between income and expenses. The daily admissions, according to data from the Ministry of Health are 22. The hospitalized with symptoms in the ordinary wards are 2,443, compared to yesterday they are 4 more.



Weekly monitoring

Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss), took stock of the situation of the pandemic from Covid during the press conference on weekly monitoring data analysis: «The average age of hospitalization increases to 67 years and mortality shows a slight increase even if we are talking about limited numbers, ”said Brusaferro, who however specifies that «sia for the alpha variant which delta the effectiveness of the anti-Covid vaccine remains very high against hospitalizations and deaths and also as regards contracting the infection “.

In the epidemiological map of Europe, “Italy has the lighter colors. Many regions are in green, where circulation is more contained and the positivity of cases is limited. Other parts of Europe are characterized by high circulation, especially in the eastern area. In Italy the situation is of control, we have the most controlled incidences compared to other European countries», Reiterated the president of the ISS.

Gianni Rezza, Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, spoke about the vaccination campaign, specifying that “at this moment we do not yet know how soon we will have to revaccinate younger people to ensure that the virus continues to circulate a little: there will probably be some time to decide if and when to revaccinate them, also because young people have been vaccinated later than the frail and the elderly “.


“Today in Lazio, out of 9,700 molecular swabs and 25,177 antigenic swabs for a total of 34,877 swabs, there are 408 new positive cases (-23), 4 deaths (-2), 312 hospitalized (-1), 49 intensive care (-1) and 351 the healed “. Thus the regional councilor for health, Alessio D’Amato. “The ratio between positives and swabs is 1.1% – he adds -. The cases in Rome city are at 134 ”. Compared to last week “Rt slightly down to 0.85 and the incidence in a very slight increase to 34.89 per 100 thousand inhabitants”.


The incidence rate for Covid in Campania returns to rise: it goes from 1.40% yesterday to 1.84 today. According to data from the Crisis Unit of the Region, 450 positives out of 24,350 tests. The dead are 8. The occupancy of the beds is decreasing. there are 21 hospitalized in intensive care (minus 2) and 186 in hospital (minus two).


Infections from Covid are stable in the last 24 hours in Sardinia, where, however, another death is recorded: a 61-year-old woman residing in the province of Oristano. There are a total of 24 new cases, based on 2,173 people tested. Overall, between molecular and antigenic, 11,370 tests were processed. The positivity rate is 0.2 percent. The patients admitted to intensive care units are 10 (-2) fewer, the number of those in the medical area unchanged, 58 in total. Finally, 1,333 (-17) people are still in home isolation (17 fewer than yesterday).


In Basilicata there are 12 new cases of contagion from Sars Cov-2 (all residents), out of a total of 484 molecular swabs, and there are no deaths from Covid-19. These are the data from the regional bulletin of the task force referring to the last 24 hours. The Lucanians recovered or negativized are 28. The hospitalized in the hospitals of Potenza and Matera are 23 (-1) of which none in intensive care while the current positives residing in Basilicata are in all 894 (-16). For the vaccination, 918 administrations were made yesterday. So far 430,759 Lucanians have received the first dose of the vaccine (77.9 per cent of the total resident population), 389,712 have completed the vaccination cycle (70.4 per cent) and 3,405 are the third doses, for a total of 823,876 administrations carried out. .


The contagion curve in Veneto drops slightly, but the data on hospitalizations and the current positives are growing, according to the regional bulletin. There are 381 new cases in the last 24 hours, with the total at 476,420; there is also one victim, which brings the total to 11,815. Patients under treatment exceed nine thousand (9,053), with an increase of 88 compared to yesterday. There is also an increase in admissions in non-critical areas, which are 209 (+13), with 30 patients (-3) in intensive care.

Emilia Romagna

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus epidemic, 429,090 positive cases have been recorded in Emilia-Romagna, 315 more than yesterday, out of a total of 28,583 swabs performed in the last 24 hours. The percentage of new positives on the number of tampons made since yesterday is 1.1%. At 4 pm a total of 6,763,535 doses were administered; out of the total, 3,434,692 people have completed the vaccination cycle. The control and prevention activity continues: of the newly infected, 109 are asymptomatic identified as part of the regional contact tracing and screening activities.

Overall, 88 of the new positives were already in isolation at the time of swab execution, 204 were identified within known outbreaks. The mean age of the new positives today is 38.8 years. Of the 109 asymptomatic, 78 were identified thanks to contact tracing, 5 with serological screening, 14 through tests for risk categories introduced by the Region, 2 through pre-hospitalization tests. The epidemiological investigation is still underway for 10 cases. The contagion situation in the provinces sees Ravenna with 74 new cases, followed by Bologna (62) and Modena (49); then Forlì (26), Rimini (23) and Cesena (21). Then, Piacenza (17), Parma (15), Reggio Emilia (14) and the District of Imola and Ferrara (both with 7 cases). of the epidemic in the region.


The percentage of Covid positives among the 60,535 swabs analyzed in the Piedmont laboratories is 0.5%: 278 new cases ascertained, of which 102 after rapid tests (54,400). The share of asymptomatic is 54%. Two deaths reported today to the Regional Crisis Unit, but occurred in the previous days. There are 19 hospitalized in intensive care (+1 compared to yesterday), of which 16 are not vaccinated and the other 3 with a clinical picture of previous pathologies, specifies the Region. In the other wards there are 176 hospitalized (- 4 compared to yesterday), of which 93 not vaccinated. There are 3,446 people in home isolation, 117 new cases of healing.


In the Marche region the incidence of positives per 100 thousand inhabitants still rises (from 32.90 to 34) but the number of hospitalizations for Covid-19 remains substantially stable (55; +1). This was announced by the Health Service of the Marche Region. On the last day there were two correlated deaths that bring the total from the beginning of the pandemic to 3,094: the victims are a 65-year-old from Ancona and an 86-year-old from Rosora (Ancona), both with previous pathologies. The province of Pesaro Urbino (40), followed by Ancona (24), Fermo (16), Macerata (13) and Ascoli Piceno (10), scores the highest number of new infections in one day; ten cases from outside the region. There are 24 people with symptoms; among the cases there are also 33 close positive contacts, 35 domestic contacts, three in a school / training environment, two in a work environment, one in a life / social environment, epidemiological investigations are underway on another 17 infections.

The swabs performed are 2,672 of which 2,214 in the diagnostic path (5.2% positive) and 458 in the path cured; 458 antigenic tests are added to these, among which 11 positive cases are recorded. The numbers of hospitalizations in intensive care (10) and semi-intensive (14) remain unchanged, while there is one more patient in the non-intensive wards (31); four people discharged. There are 38 guests of local structures and eight people under observation in the emergency rooms. The total of positives (hospitalizations plus home isolation) rises to 2,008 (+15) and quarantines for contact with positives to 3,153 (+118) while those recovered / discharged reach 110,222 (+99).


According to the Covid-19 emergency bulletin released by the Health Protection Department of the Calabria Region, 145 new infections are registered (out of 5,200 swabs carried out), +87 recovered and 1 dead (for a total of 1,437 deaths). The bulletin also records +57 currently positive, +57 in isolation, -1 hospitalized and, finally, +1 intensive care (for a total of 8).

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