The cases of Covid in the world are over 182 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while the confirmed deaths exceed 3.9 million since the beginning of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relating to Thursday 1 July, of 882 new cases and 21 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020) .
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The Covid-19 situation in Italy and in the world
10:25 am – In India over 400,000 deaths
The deaths of Covid-19 in India have exceeded the threshold of 400,000. the third country in the world to exceed this figure, after the United States (with over 605,000 deaths) and Brazil (with more than 520,000 deaths). However, according to Indian and international health sources, the real toll of the Asian country would exceed one million deaths, also due to the Delta variant, and could further increase after the lifting of various containment measures.
09:35 am – Delta and Kappa variant cases increase
Although new cases are decreasing overall, the proportion of cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection caused by Delta and Kappa variants is increasing in Italy. Most of these cases are attributable to localized outbreaks reported in various parts of the country. Since the Delta variant is leading to an increase in cases even in countries with high vaccination coverage, it is advisable to carry out extensive tracking and sequencing of cases. This was revealed by the draft of the weekly monitoring report of the Ministry of Health and ISS. It therefore becomes necessary to achieve high vaccination coverage and complete vaccination cycles. In Lombardy, the Delta variant represents 10% of new positive cases.
09:10 am – The decline in the Rt index continues
The reduction of the national RT continues: this week it stands at 0.63 compared to 0.69 of the previous one and the incidence of Covid cases in Italy still drops to 9 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants compared to 11 7 days ago. According to what is learned, the data contained in the Iss-Ministry of Health week monitoring draft on the progress of coronavirus infections in Italy, now under examination in the control room, which will be presented today. In the last week of monitoring all the Regions are classified as low risk, and all have a Rt compatible with a type one scenario. Positive news also on the front of the employment rate in intensive care: 3%, below the critical threshold, with a decrease in the number of hospitalized people which goes from 362 (June 22) to 240 (June 29).
July 2, 2021 (change July 2, 2021 | 10:53)
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