Italy is about to pass all in the white band in forced stages. After Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Sardinia, which have already reached it on May 31, next Monday there is the reasonable certainty that it will be up to Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto to move into the range almost without restrictive measures and in any case without curfew. The decision will be taken by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza today after the usual meeting of the control room and the examination of the data by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. The data of the pandemic continue to improve everywhere, in particular on the most delicate front, the hospital one, whose trend is indisputable.
Barring unpleasant surprises, other Regions could fly in the white zone on 14 June (including Lazio), and others on 21 June. It is possible that on June 28 the last bastion of the yellow zone will also fall: the Aosta Valley.
It is worth remembering the basic rules of the white zone: the curfew is abolished and all reopenings are anticipated. The only restrictions that remain are the distance, the mandatory outdoor mask and compliance with the specific safety protocols for each activity. To ensure entry into the white band, the Regions must remain below the threshold of 50 cases of SARS CoV-2 per week for every 100,000 inhabitants for three consecutive weeks.
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As mentioned, there are four Regions that should pass into the white zone on Monday 7 June: these are two regions in the Center, Abruzzo and Umbria and two in the North, Liguria and Veneto.
The reasonable certainty of their entry into the less restrictive range derives from the fact that the three weeks during which they maintained a threshold of weekly infections below 50 have passed.
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For the definitive go-ahead, the monitoring of today’s Higher Institute of Health will be fundamental, on the basis of which Minister Speranza will confirm the change of band. The weekly incidence is decreasing vertically throughout Italy, therefore it seems highly probable that it will continue to decline, giving the green light for the passage to the white zone of the four Regions.
It is more difficult to say with certainty which Regions will pass into the white zone on 14 June. In this case we are talking about the Regions that have had an incidence of less than 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants according to the latest ISS monitoring. Therefore they must confirm the data today and also Friday 11 June.
In this situation there are six Regions and an Autonomous Province: Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia and Trento. All areas that are however giving unambiguous indications on the decline in infections which guarantees that the incidence (the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants) will continue to decline.
For all the other Regions (with some residual doubts for Campania and Basilicata) we will have to wait a little longer: if with the next monitoring of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità they are below 50, they will be able to aspire to enter the white zone on 21 June. In general, the average incidence is falling vertically: it dropped to 47 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants last week, while the previous one was at 66.
Good, as mentioned, also the data on the spread of the infection that emerged yesterday. However, it must be said that these are very partial numbers because they are influenced by the closure of many buffer centers due to the holiday of 2 June. However, the new cases of Covid-19 were 1,968, down compared to the day before yesterday when they were 2,483, for a total of 4,225,163 since the beginning of the epidemic. There were 59 deaths, down from 62 yesterday.
As for the swabs carried out, yesterday they were just 97,633, with a swab-positive ratio that rose to 2 percent. The number of currently positives is 205,562, down 4,488 from yesterday. The discharged / healed are 6,392, for a total of 3,893,259 since the beginning of the epidemic. There are just 892 people admitted to intensive care, 41 fewer than yesterday. 5,717 people are hospitalized with symptoms.
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