Codogno Covid department closes Italy is back to health first of all

Codogno Covid department closes Italy is back to health first of all
Codogno Covid department closes Italy is back to health first of all

by Alessandro Farruggia It closes the Covid area of ​​the Codogno hospital, where it all began. The Covid hospital goes on stand by at the Milan Fair. The doors to the SARS-CoV-2 departments of Careggi and Santa Maria Nuova in Florence are closed. The Covid wing of the Don Bosco hospital in Naples is dismantled. Throughout Italy, hospitals are now at 10% of the saturation rate of intensive care and non-critical areas, a percentage that has been decreasing for days. And Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health, pronounces important words: “We are registering a decrease in the infection throughout Italy, it is a continuous trend, which gives serene projections. In Europe the whole picture is improving, but Italy has a decreasing curve among the most …

by Alessandro Farruggia

The Covid area of ​​the Codogno hospital closes, where it all started. The Covid hospital goes on stand by at the Milan Fair. The doors to the SARS-CoV-2 departments of Careggi and Santa Maria Nuova in Florence are closed. The Covid wing of the Don Bosco hospital in Naples is dismantled. Throughout Italy, hospitals are now at 10% of the saturation rate of intensive care and non-critical areas, a percentage that has been decreasing for days. And Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health, pronounces important words: “We are registering a decrease in the infection throughout Italy, it is a continuous trend, which gives serene projections. In Europe the whole picture is improving, but Italy has a decreasing curve among the lowest “. In short, breathe, start again. From Monday Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto pass into the white zone. In a week, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia, and the Province of Trento should also see the light. Among many positive signs, the closure of the Covid department in Codogno is symbolically the most important. The last patient was discharged yesterday, in an open letter Dr. Francesco Tursi, head of the ward, thanked everyone, from the staff “who spent their time without sparing” to the patients. “It is a day – he said – that I live with deep emotion. They were the most intense months of my life. We did our best, we faced a hurricane. And I can assure you that nothing was equal to the face of a patient. that we had healed and that slowly came back to life “.

Like that patient, the country. The weekly reports and also the detection on a daily basis say so, albeit with physiological fluctuations. In fact, 73 deaths from Covid recorded by the bulletin of the Ministry of Health in the last 24 hours (Thursday were 59), while the positives were 2,557. The positivity rate drops and stands at 1.1% and 836 patients are hospitalized in intensive care, with a decrease of 56. As for the Rt, it remains below 1, settling at around 0.68. It is the fruit of the vaccination campaign.

“With the start of vaccinations – observes Brusaferro – there has been an immediate decrease in cases in every segment of the population. The same thing is true for hospitalizations, mortality and admissions to intensive care. The impact of vaccinations is therefore it was significant “. And in fact “three quarters of those who contract the infection are asymptomatic or with few symptoms and cases decrease in all age groups, including the youngest ones”. “The curve – observes the ISS president – is decreasing at a European level. The incidence in Italy is 32 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. The age of the population that contracts the infection is under 40, and the ‘age of hospitalization, which has dropped to 58, and so for intensive care, now to 66. If the trend goes in this direction we will find ourselves in the second half of June with almost all of Italy in the white zone “. “There are all the signs to have confidence and optimism – underlines Gianni Rezza, director general of Prevention of the Ministry of Health -. If things continue like this, the possibility of a resurgence of the epidemic is low, but even if it is right to continue with the reopening process needs to be cautious “. “To remove the masks – Brusaferro warns – it will be necessary to vaccinate as much as possible in June, to arrive in July with the highest possible percentage of people vaccinated or cured”. With the shoulder of General Figliuolo – 20 million doses arriving in June – perhaps the masks could be removed in open spaces at the first and not, as previously thought, in mid-July.

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