The Sicily back in white area: with the pandemic data continuing to improve throughout Italy, as the latest ISS monitoring demonstrates, even the last region left in the yellow area can loosen the restrictions. The ordinance signed by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, will come into force from tomorrow, Saturday 9 October. “After yesterday’s choices on the capacities continue the path dthe gradual reopening. All this is possible first of all thanks to vaccines and there correct behaviors of people. We must continue on this path ”, commented Speranza on Facebook.
The weekly monitoring dell’Higher Institute of Health (Iss) and the Ministry of Health, in fact, notes that theweekly incidence of Covid-19 nationwide: in the week September 27 / October 3 goes down to 34 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, against 37 of the week 20/26 September. The alarm threshold, after which the Regions enter the yellow zone according to the new rule, is 50 almost every 100 thousand inhabitants. In the period from 15 to 28 September 2021, the mean Rt (reproduction index) calculated on symptomatic cases was equal to 0,83 (range 0.81 – 0.86), below the epidemic threshold (1) and stable compared to the previous week. In slight decrease, al 4,8%, also the rate of occupation of Covid patients in intensive care (daily survey of 5 October), with a decrease in the number of hospitalized from 459 (September 28) a 433 (October 5). The occupancy rate in medical area at the national level, on the other hand, it drops to 5,1%, with a decline in inpatients from 3.418 a 2.968.
Four regions and autonomous provinces – Basilicata, Valle d’Aosta and the provinces of Trento and Bolzano – are classified a moderate risk, while the remaining 17 are still a low risk: at moderate risk, last week, only one region was classified, Lazio. Basilicata and the province of Trento also report a ‘”resilience alert“. Still, the number of new cases is decreasing not associated with transmission chains: 5.903, compared to 7,070 the previous week. Slightly decreases the percentage of cases detected through the activity of tracking of contacts (33% vs 34% last week), while the number of cases detected through the appearance of symptoms (47% vs 45%). The percentage of cases diagnosed through activities remained stable at 21% screening.
The Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, dominant in Italy since July – confirms the draft – is dominant throughout the European Union and is associated with greater transmissibility. The ISS emphasizes that “a higher vaccination coverage and completing vaccination courses are the main tools to prevent further resurgence of episodes of increased circulation of the virus supported by emerging variants “. It is appropriate, it is added, to create a widespread tracking and containment of cases, maintain high attention and apply and comply with measures and behaviors to limit the further increase in viral circulation.