Delta variant, Brusaferro: “It will be dominant in the summer”

The Delta variant will be dominant in the coming weeks. This was confirmed by the president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss), Silvio Brusaferro, in a video on the analysis of data from the COVID-19 regional monitoring of the Control Room. “In recent days, the European Center for Disease Control, the ECDC, has published a document in which it emphasizes the importance of the circulation of the Delta variant” or Indian, “due to the fact that it is more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which we know better as the English variant. And this means that, in the forecasts of the European Center for Diseases, in the coming weeks, and in any case during the summer, this may or will become the dominant variant in circulation in all our countries “. “There is an increasing number of outbreaks of variants of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, in particular of the Delta variant which, as we know, has greater transmissibility and which must make us pay considerable attention”. “This variant – he added – we know that in other European countries it is causing an increase in the number of cases and therefore it is even more important to be cautious and particularly careful in the capillary tracing and sequencing of cases. At the same time it is very important to achieve high vaccination coverage. , as well as the completion of the vaccination cycle to prevent outbreaks of these variants from spreading “, concluded Brusaferro, recalling that it is necessary” to comply with the necessary measures to avoid an increase in viral circulation “. Average age of infections The average age of people who contracting Sars-CoV-2 infection “is getting lower. It is 36 years old and it is starting to reach the values ​​we reached last summer”. “The median age of first hospitalization also decreases and is around 55-56 years. The age of entry into intensive care decreases to 67.5 years. The median age of deaths, unfortunately, is 76. years “. Vaccination campaign” The “anti-Covid” vaccinations are proceeding, both with the first and second doses, and we remind you that it is extremely important to complete the vaccination cycle. By now almost all age groups over 50 have passed the 70% “of vaccinations,” even that 50-59 with the first dose; the 40-49 age group is 56%, but even the younger age groups “begin to reach good percentages:” 35% between 20-29 years and 41% in the 30-39 age range always with the first dose “. And, again, the over 80 “have exceeded 92%” and, “as we know, the older people are the most fragile and pay the most complex and hard duty in this pandemic”.

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