In the last 24 hours in Italy, 2,557 positive cases of coronavirus and 73 deaths due to COVID-19 have been detected. Currently the hospitalized are 6,324 (285 less than yesterday), of which 836 in the intensive care wards (56 less than yesterday) and 5,488 in the other wards (229 less than yesterday). 103,912 molecular swabs and 117,027 rapid antigenic tests were analyzed. The percentage of positive molecular swabs was 2.2 percent, while that of antigen tests was 0.2 percent. On Thursday the infections recorded had been 1,967 and 59 dead.
The regions that have recorded the most cases in the last 24 hours are Lombardy (417), Sicily (337), Campania (300), Lazio (197) and Puglia (196).
The main news of the day
• In the last week, the number of new coronavirus cases registered has remained below twenty thousand, the pressure on intensive care units has been contained in all regions and the number of deaths has also dropped significantly compared to the previous seven days. The data are now quite clear and say that the epidemiological situation is under control throughout Italy. Like every Friday, here we have collected some data on the progress of infections and vaccinations in Italy in the last week.
• For some time there has been discussion about the possibility of vaccinating Italians who will travel this summer for tourism in a region other than their own. A definitive decision on this has not yet been taken, but on Thursday the Conference of Regions discussed it with government representatives to try to find a solution: we talked about it better here.
• On Monday 7 June, four regions will pass into the white zone: they are Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto, where for three consecutive weeks a weekly incidence of coronavirus infections was recorded of less than 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. These regions are added to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sardinia and Molise, which had passed into the white zone on 31 May.
– Read also: The situation of vaccines in Italy, in real time