Whole populations grappling with the Delta variant coronavirus. A mutation as volatile as it is unpredictable, to the point that in the Netherlands – as well as in Great Britain – there was a peak of cases followed by a strong arrest. The same goes for India, where the variant exploded, which proves to be the most sensational puzzle: sudden growth of positives and deaths, then descent without real countermeasures having been taken and with a low percentage of vaccinated.
Premise, this of Messenger, to explain how the data on the new positives also in Italy must be taken with a grain of salt. The speed of the Covid race has been greatly reduced. Yesterday, August 4, the country registered 6,596 new cases while in the last week (July 29 – August 4) there are 39,255 infections, in the previous one (July 22 – July 28) there were 33,418. That is, a growth of +17 percent. Yet going back another week, July 15 – July 21, it can be seen that there were 21,490 cases, which means that in the following week the increase it was over 55 percent.
Basically in the third decade of July we flew with a percentage increase over 50 percent, now it has settled below 20. A figure that bodes well especially if you think that the containment measures, at least before the new decree, are limited and do not include lockdowns as in other countries. In addition to vaccines, for the Roman newspaper the meaning of the numbers of these days is clear: the Delta variant, at least in some areas of Italy, it is losing its driving force. This is the case of Lombardy which is experiencing a slowdown in the race.