Positives and buffers in the province of Brindisi, the report updated to November 14th

Weekly update of data on the Covid-19 emergency in the latest report by the Epidemiology Unit of the Prevention Department of the Asl. As of November 14, 2021, 253 subjects were positive, of which 114 men (45.1 percent) and 139 women (54.9 percent), with an average age of 46 years. As of November 7, 2021, 218 subjects were positive. The positives are divided as follows by age group: 47 in the 0-18 year range, 139 between 19-64 years, 45 between 65-79 years, 22 in the 80 and over.

The risk factors for which the swab has been prepared are: “suspected case” 117 (46.2 percent), “contact with confirmed case” 92 (36.4 percent), “screening” 9 (3.6 percent) and “return from risk area” 6 (2.4 percent); in 29 cases (11.4 percent) the risk factor is not defined. The latest health status update for currently positives describes 151 (59.7 percent) paucisymptomatic, 76 (30 percent) asymptomatic subjects, 9 (3.5 percent) with mild symptoms, 7 (2.8 percent) severe, 3 (1.2 percent) healing; for 7 (2.8 percent) subjects the figure is not known. For 231 (91.3 percent) subjects, surveillance with fiduciary isolation was arranged and for 9 (3.6 percent) hospitalization in isolation; for 13 (5.1 percent) subjects the figure is not known.

As for the distribution by Municipality, the positives are 82 in Brindisi (they were 50 last week), 32 in Mesagne, (30 last week), 31 in Francavilla Fontana (28 last week), 20 in Cellino San Marco (14 last week), 18 in Fasano (20 last week), 14 in Ostuni (11 last week), 12 in Latiano (18 last week), 10 in Ceglie Messapica (3 last week), 8 in Carovigno ( 4 last week), 6 in San Pietro Vernotico (8 last week), 4 in San Vito dei Normanni (10 last week), 3 in Erchie (1 last week), 3 in Oria (1 last week) , 3 in Torchiarolo (1 last week), 2 in San Donaci (4 last week), 2 in San Michele Salentino (3 last week), 2 in San Pancrazio Salentino (10 last week), 1 in Cisternino ( 1 last week), 0 in Torre Santa Susanna (1 last week), 0 in Villa Castelli (0 last week). The municipalities of the province of Brindisi with the greatest cumulative incidence values ​​are, in order, Francavilla Fontana, Brindisi, Torre Santa Susanna, Oria.

In the period between February 24, 2020 and November 14, 2021, a total of 137,606 residents in the province of Brindisi were subjected to molecular swabs for Sars-CoV-2 research, equal to 352.4 subjects per 1,000 residents. For 111,443 (81 percent) test subjects, the risk factor for which the swab was designed is defined; it is observed that the test carried out for “suspected case” represents the reason for carrying out the swab in about 45 percent of cases.

Of the 137,606 subjects subjected to molecular swabs, 21,849 (15.9 percent) tested positive, with an estimated cumulative incidence of 559.6 cases x10,000 residents; the trend of cases is to be re-evaluated in the coming days. The positives include 11,264 women (51.6 percent) and 10,585 men (48.4 percent), and the mean age is 44 years. The lethality rate is 1.8 percent. With increasing age, an increase in this rate is observed, while in the 0-29 year range there are no deaths. There are 394 total deaths: 308 cases among people aged 70 to 90 and over; 54 between 60 and 69 years, 23 cases between 50 and 59, 7 cases between 40 and 49, and 2 in the 30-39 range.

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