The data of the new coronavirus epidemic in Italy improve: decrease in the Rt index in Italy, which stood at 0.82, down compared to last week’s survey, when it was at 0.85. These are the data contained in the draft of the weekly monitoring of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss) and of the Ministry of Health on the Covid-19 epidemic under examination by the control room. Going into detail in the period 1-14 September 2021, the average Rt calculated on symptomatic cases was equal to 0.82 (range 0.81 – 0.82), below the epidemic threshold and down by 0.03. compared to the previous week when it was 0.85. Meanwhile, the obligation to green pass in the world of work arriving from 15 October has given a boost to the vaccination campaign.
The weekly incidence at the national level drops to 45 cases
The incidence of contagion per 100 thousand inhabitants also fell sharply, which for the period 17-23 September dropped to 45 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. Last week the figure stood at 54 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Sicily, Bolzano and Calabria with higher incidence of Covid cases
Sicily, the autonomous province of Bolzano and Calabria are the regions and autonomous provinces that record the highest incidence value of Covid-19 cases, one of the key decision-making indicators. In Sicily incidence equal to 79.5 per 100 thousand inhabitants, in the autonomous province of Bolzano 70.6 and 63.6 in Calabria.
There is a slight decline in hospitalizations
According to the report, the employment rate in intensive care of Covid patients is slightly down in Italy: to 5.4 with a reduction in the number of people hospitalized from 554 (14/09/2021) to 516 (21/09/2021) compared to 6.1 in the past week. The employment rate in medical areas nationwide, according to data as of 21 September, decreased slightly to 6.8% from 7.2. The number of people hospitalized in these areas is slightly decreasing from 4,165 (14/09/2021) to 3,937 (21/09/2021). data emerge from the accompanying card of the weekly monitoring Iss-Ministry of Health under examination by the control room.
In Calabria the highest percentage of employment in the medical area
The highest percentage of occupancy of beds in the medical area is instead in Calabria (18.5%), Sicily (17.3%), Basilicata (15.4%).