Rome, 12 November 2021 – i Covid numbers in Italy. The Rt index rose to 1.21, against 1.15 last week, while the weekly incidence it rises to 78 cases per hundred thousand, compared to 53 7 days ago. This is what emerges from the monitoring booth Ministry of Health-Iss, met this morning. “The weekly incidence at national level – underlines the ISS – continues to increase: 78 per 100 thousand inhabitants (05/11 / 2021-11 / 11/2021) against 53 per 100 thousand inhabitants (29/10 / 2021-04 / 11 / 2021), Ministry of Health data flow. In the period 20 October – 2 November 2021, the average Rt calculated on symptomatic cases was equal to 1.21 (range 1.08 – 1.31), an increase compared to the previous week and stably above the epidemic threshold. The transmissibility index based on cases with hospitalization is stable and above the epidemic threshold (Rt = 1.14 (1.1-1.19) as of 02/11/2021 vs Rt = 1.12 (1.06-1.17) as of 10/26/2021) “. According to what was declared by the president of the ISS, Silvio Brusaferro, in the usual press conference, “also in the pediatric band there is an increased circulation of the virus, especially under the age of 12 “.
Coronavirus, the bulletin with the infections in Italy of 12 November
Also increases the occupancy level of hospital beds: the ICU employment rate it is 4.4% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health on 11 November) against 4.0% (survey on 04/11). The occupancy rate in medical areas at national level it rises to 6.1% (daily survey by the Ministry of Health on 11 November) against 5.3% on 28/10. However, the values remain below the alert threshold set at 10% and 15%.
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But despite all the Covid parameters are still growing sharply, Italy still remains completely blank. No region has passed i three parameters for the yellow zone, ie the occupation of the medical areas over 15%, that of intensive care over 10% and the weekly incidence over 50 cases per hundred thousand. But all of them, except the Calabria, are classified at moderate risk, with the Friuli Venezia Giulia high probability of progression to high risk.
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11 Regions, underlines the ISS, report aresilience alert, while none report multiple resilience alerts. There was a sharp increase in the number of new cases not associated with transmission chains (11,001 vs 8,326 in the previous week). The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity is decreasing (34% vs 35% last week). The percentage of cases detected through the appearance of symptoms is also increasing (48% vs 47%). The percentage of cases diagnosed through screening activities remains stable (18% vs 18%).
The values region by region
Therefore, the Regions and Autonomous Provinces in which the incidence of Covid-19 cases has exceeded the critical alert threshold set at 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, a threshold from which it becomes difficult to be able to track cases: these are 17 Regions and autonomous Provinces compared to 13 last week . The highest incidence values are recorded in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano (316.3 per 100 thousand inhabitants), Friuli Venezia Giulia (233.0) and Veneto (115.3). In two Regions, however, the critical alert threshold of 10% with respect to the occupation of beds for Covid in intensive care has been exceeded or reached: they are the Marche (10%) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (10.9%) . No Region or Autonomous Province has exceeded the alert threshold of 15% for the occupation of beds in the medical departments.
These are the values of the incidence in individual regions and provinces autonomous detected by monitoring (updated 11/11/2021): Abruzzo (74.8); Basilicata (29.4); Calabria (64.8); Campania (86.8); Emilia Romagna (87.7); Friuli Venezia Giulia (233.0); Lazio (89.7); Liguria (78.8); Lombardy (56.8); Marche (88.1); Molise (29.7); PA Bolzano (316.3); PA Trento (76.0); Piedmont (58.9); Puglia (40.8); Sardinia (32.3); Sicily (66.6); Tuscany (71.9); Umbria (67.1); Aosta Valley (58.9); Veneto (115.3); Italy (78).
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“I’m pragmatic, from today until Christmas there will be a further deterioration. I hope, however, that it is not such as to affect normal activities. I am more worried about January-February, but I hope that these measures will protect us and allow us to have an almost normal Christmas “, remarked Walter. Ricciardi, consultant to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
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