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Covid Italy, 30 thousand health workers infected in one month


The infections from Covid-19 of health workers, last night, reached almost 30 thousand – 29,560 to be exact – in a month. A number that leads to 182,345 infections of health professionals since the beginning of the pandemic. Considering the period from 2 December to 11 January, the percentage of infected health workers increased by 614%. Numbers that have a direct impact on the health service and on the efficiency of hospitals: considering an average 10-day quarantine, at the moment, there are therefore about 10 thousand isolated health workers, “of which about 8,200 nurses, which are obviously fewer than the staff already in crisis “, explains the National Federation of Nursing Professions Orders, (Fnopi) which has drawn up the numbers for Adnkronos Salute on the basis of official data from the Higher Institute of Health and Inail. The rate of increase in cases among operators is 12-13% more per day. In particular, compared to a month ago, the infected nurses, who represent 82.6% of all infections reported by health professionals – according to the Inail percentages – are 24,387, so since the beginning of the pandemic they are over 149 thousand. “Fortunately – specifies Fnopi – the infections are not serious in the staff, first to be vaccinated, and there are no deaths. Only that at this rate there will be fewer and fewer professionals to work, even if quarantines were to be shortened”. Women are more infected in general and, for categories, after nurses are followed by social and health workers with 18.1% (81.1% are women), doctors with 8.5% ( 48.4% are women, 34.3% are internists and general practitioners), social welfare workers with 6.8% (85.3% women) and unskilled personnel in health services (auxiliary , porter, stretcher bearer) with 4.7% (72.6% women).



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