CATANIA – Drastic drop in new Sars-coV-2 infections in Sicily. After yesterday’s 851 cases out of 25,434 tests, the island is second today the bulletin of the Ministry of Health, almost halves and records “only” 494 new infections. Unfortunately, there are another 14 deaths in the intensive care wards of Sicilian hospitals.
It had been at least two months that Sicily did not register such a low number of new positives, although it must be said that the figure is certainly affected by the usual drop in tampons that occurs over the weekend. In fact, only 14,337 antigenic and molecular tests were processed by the regional health system in the last 24 hours (more than 10,000 less than yesterday) with an incidence of 3.4%, a slight increase compared to yesterday.
With the new 494 cases recorded today the number of current positives in Sicily – also by virtue of healings – is today 22,145 (yesterday they were 22,630), of which 21,035 in home isolation (yesterday they were 21,495), 974 hospitalized with symptoms from Covid (yesterday they were 995 ) and 136 seriously hospitalized in intensive care units (there were 140) with 4 new entries in the last 24 hours (yesterday there were 3).
The total cases coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in Sicily have instead reached 215,827 (yesterday they were 215,333), healings are 188,122 with as many as 965 patients discharged or healed in the last 24 hours, while the victims with the last 14 have reached 5,560.
At the provincial level, Palermo and Catania are still the two areas that show the greatest increase in new positives. There are 108 new cases in Palermo and its province, 103 in Catania, 78 in Messina, 68 in Ragusa, 59 in Caltanissetta, 40 in Syracuse, 19 in Trapani, 15 in Agrigento and 4 in Enna.
There are 8,292 coronavirus test positives in Italy in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday there were 10,176. On the other hand, 139 victims were killed in one day, down from 224 yesterday.
With those of today the total cases of Covid in Italy become 4,111,210. Currently the positives are 383,854 (-6,266), 366,242 people in home isolation.
There are 226,006 swabs molecular and antigenic for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Yesterday the tests were 338,436. The positivity rate is 3.7%, slightly up from 3% yesterday.
Patients admitted to intensive care for Covid in Italy there are 2,192, down by 19 units compared to yesterday in the daily balance between entries and exits, while the daily entries, according to data from the Ministry of Health, were 103 (yesterday 110). In the ordinary wards, on the other hand, 15,420 people are hospitalized, down by 379 units compared to yesterday.
The discharged / healed there are 3,604,523 with an increase of 14,416 units in the last 24 hours.
The region with the highest number of new cases in the last 24 hours is Lombardy (1,326), followed by Campania (1,233), Lazio (788), Emilia-Romagna (650) and Puglia (646).