UDINE. No region of Italy carries out more tests, and moreover molecular ones that is those with practically absolute certainty of response, of Friuli Venezia Giulia in relation to the number of inhabitants.
Keeping the ancient adage of “he who seeks finds” valid, decisive for verifying the progress of the pandemic and controlling the spread of the infection, our region is continuing to carry out a screening without doubt of the first level. Based on the numbers published daily by the National Civil Protection, in fact, in the relationship between molecular swabs performed daily and the inhabitants of the region, Friuli Venezia Giulia ranks first ahead of Abruzzo, Umbria, Veneto and Liguria. At the bottom of the ranking, however, we find Puglia, Piedmont and, rearmost, Calabria.
“In Friuli Venezia Giulia – comments the councilor for Health Riccardo Riccardi – we have never stopped carrying out a large number of swabs because we believe that health surveillance is fundamental, even more so at a time when much more contagious variants of the initial virus are developing .
It is also nice that at the State-Regions Conference the parameter of the number of tests carried out was taken into consideration as a possible criterion for defining the level of risk of a territory because this is what we have always supported: the more you search, rightly , the virus, the more infections increase.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia, moreover, the challenge is more demanding not only for the tracing operations, but also because we, alongside the health surveillance of our and other regions, must also monitor that of other countries which, often , they do not use the same Italian control methods ».
With regard to the pandemic, in addition, on Thursday 22 July in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 43 new infections were detected on 3,000 249 molecular swabs with a positive percentage of 1.32%. In addition, a thousand 684 rapid antigenic tests were carried out, from which 13 cases (0.77%) were detected.
Overall, therefore, we are talking about 56 new Covid cases which, compared to 4 thousand 933 tests, draw an average positivity rate of 1.13%. On Thursday, therefore, no deaths were recorded, no one was hospitalized in intensive care, while patients in other departments remain stable at 8. It should also be emphasized that 56% of infections concern people under the age of 39 years demonstrating how the Delta variant affects especially the youngest who are often not vaccinated.
Finally, in relation to the personnel of the regional health system, the positivity of a nurse and an ambulance driver working at the central Friuli health authority were recorded. On the other hand, there was no contagion between guests and operators of residential facilities for the elderly. –