The decline in new cases of Covid (-19%) and deaths (-15.4%) continues in Italy also in the week of May 5-11. The pressure on hospitals is still easing: in 35 days hospitalizations with symptoms -49.1% and intensive care -45.1%. This is the picture drawn by the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation. New cases drop to 63,409 from 78,309, deaths to 1,544 from 1,826. Currently positive (363,859 from 413,889), people in home isolation (346,866 compared to 393,290), hospitalizations with symptoms (14,937 against 18,176) and intensive care (2,056 from 2,423) are also decreasing. “The further decline in new weekly cases – comments Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – reflects the last effects of 6 weeks of an all red-orange Italy”. Trends are, in fact, decreasing in all Regions. However, the average Rt calculated by the Higher Institute of Health on symptomatic cases at 14 days continues to rise slightly, which compared to the value of 0.85 last week reached 0.89. “The pressure on hospitals is also easing further – he stresses. Renata Gili, Head of Research on Health Services of the Gimbe Foundation – both for the lower circulation of the virus and for the first effects of the high vaccination coverage in the over 80s “.
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