“We are rediscovering normality thanks to the effect of an unprecedented vaccination campaign, which in a few months has led to the protection of over 46.5 million Italians, representing over 86% of the over 12 population. Italy is well above the European average, ahead of countries like France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The campaign is continuing, our goal is to break through the 86% share and go to 90% “. The said general Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, extraordinary commissioner for the Covid emergency in a video message at the Justice Hall.
“Today, thanks to the vaccination campaign, we have overcome the most difficult moments. Italy has reopened and is starting again, but we cannot forget those who have suffered or are still suffering. And those who, like you, have done everything possible to be of Help”. The said premier Mario Draghi on the occasion of the Civil Week, expressing “deep admiration and gratitude for the workers and volunteers of the third sector”.
Meanwhile, according to the rankings drawn up by the Gimbe Foundation, Sardinia is first in Italy for the vaccination of students, while the Veneto, followed by the Marche, is at the top for the doses administered to school staff. Lagging behind in both cases is the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
According to the report as of October 25, 2021, 67.2% of the population 12-19 years (3,064,055) completed the vaccination course and 5.5% (249,401) had the first dose.
Unvaccinated children are 1,243,466 (27.3%), with percentages of unvaccinated people ranging from 19.6% in the Sardinia Region to 43.8% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
According to Gimbe, the trend of vaccination coverage with at least one dose in the 12-19 age group, after the sharp increase at the beginning of June, has progressively slowed down since September., when the value was still below 70%.
Regarding the school staff, 91.2% completed the vaccination cycle and 3% (46,945) received the first dose of vaccine; 90,002 (5.8%) have not yet received even a dose, with significant regional differences: from 3% in Veneto to 21.1% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (but the data is not updated since 1 October 2021) . “These data – says Renata Gili, Gimbe Head of Research on Health Services – show that the feared” school effect “has not yet occurred, both thanks to the vaccination of students and school staff, and to the progressive vaccination coverage of the general population: the consequent reduction in viral circulation is reflected in the school environment, even in pupils under 12 for whom there are still no authorized vaccines. One more reason to reach as many unvaccinated people as possible and speed up the administration of third doses “.
“The hard core of unvaccinated school staff is close to 6%”. Furthermore, “there is no periodic screening of infections in school structures except in sentinel schools, for which, however, public data is lacking”. Too many resources are invested to disinfect surfaces and few to ventilate environments in which the interpersonal distance of one meter “is a flexible obligation in chicken coop classes”. This is what emerges from the Gimbe monitoring ‘COVID-19 safety in schools’, which warns: “there is still no school effect” but “the reported outbreaks invite us to keep our guard up”.
After two weeks, the percentage of Covid beds occupied in hospital wards returns to the national level, going from 4 to 5% of the total of those available, a percentage that is still far from critical levels. No region exceeds the alert threshold of 15% but the number of hospitalized patients in the Calabria region (which goes from 8% to 9%) and Lombardy (from 2% to 4%) increases. It emerges from the monitoring of the Agenas (National Agency of National Health Services) which compares the data of yesterday, October 26, with those of the previous day. Occupation of intensive care places remained stable at national level at 4%. With regard to hospital admissions of Covid patients in the ‘non-critical’ area, the increasing trend for various regions has already begun a few days ago: the Public Administration of Bolzano, for example, went from 4% to 9% between 17 and on October 26; while from 25 October Sicily returned to 8%, Lazio to 6%, Tuscany to 5%, Valle d’Aosta to 7% and Liguria to 4%. Based on yesterday’s data, Covid patients occupy 4% of the places available in intensive care, a stable figure nationwide. However, the percentage is growing, compared to 25 October, in Abruzzo and Umbria, where it rises to 5% and 8% respectively.
4,598 Covid test positives have been identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. An increase compared to yesterday, when there were 4,054.
Instead, there are 50 victims in one day, two more than yesterday. The currently positive for Covid in Italy are 75,365, according to data from the Ministry of Health, 319 more in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 4,752,368 cases, 131,954 deaths. The discharged and healed are instead 4,545,049, with an increase of 4,226 compared to yesterday.
There are 468,104 molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 639,745. The positivity rate is 1%, up from 0.6% yesterday.
341 patients are hospitalized in intensive care for Covid in Italy, the same number as yesterday in the balance between entries and exits. The daily admissions, according to data from the Ministry of Health are 27 (yesterday 37). There are 2,615 hospitalized patients with symptoms in the ordinary wards, 11 more than yesterday.