After 4 weeks, the Covid-19 contagion curve is reversed, which marks + 11.3% in 7 days. On the other hand, the decline in ordinary hospitalizations (-9.6%), intensive care (-8%) and deaths (-12.8%) continues. Currently positive cases are also decreasing (-8.8%) and people in home isolation (-8.8%). This is what emerges from the independent monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation for the week 14-20 September. Read also “After 4 consecutive weeks of decline there is a modest increase in new cases – declares Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – which go from almost 108 thousand to 120 thousand, with a 7-day moving average of over 17 thousand cases per day” . Data, which according to Cartabellotta are “to be monitored carefully in the coming weeks, given the concomitance of various factors that can determine an increase in new infections of an unpredictable extent: reopening of schools, greater attendance of closed places with the arrival of the first cold, lapsing of the obligation to wear a mask on public transport from September 30. This is why at the gates of autumn – he warns – it is essential for the categories at risk to carry out the second vaccine recall as soon as possible, given the decline in efficacy against the disease serious after 120 days “, he recommends. The ‘geography’ of the infections indicates in detail that in 6 Regions there is a percentage drop in new cases (from -1.5% in Sicily to -13.1% in Calabria), while in In 15 Regions there are very heterogeneous increases (from + 0.1% in Abruzzo to + 58% in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano). Compared to the previous week, in 36 provinces there was a decrease in new cases (from -0.3% in Genoa to -35.9% in Vibo Valentia), while 70 Provinces recorded an increase (from + 0.2% in Verona to + 88.9% of Biella); the Province of La Spezia is stable. The incidence remains below 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in all provinces: from 67 cases per 100,000 inhabitants of Barletta-Andria-Trani to 384 in Vicenza. “On the hospital front – says Marco Mosti, operational director of the Gimbe Foundation – continues the drop in hospitalizations both in the medical area (-9.6%) and in intensive care (-8%) “. In eight weeks, hospitalizations decreased from 434 to 150 in the critical area and from 11,124 to 3,495 in the medical area respectively. As of September 20, the national employment rate by Covid patients was 5.5% in the medical area (from 3.2% in Tuscany to 19.4% in Valle D’Aosta) and 1.6% in the area critical (from 0% of Molise and Valle d’Aosta to 4% of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano). “A slight decrease in daily admissions to intensive care – specifies Mosti – with a 7-day moving average of 14 admissions / day compared to 16 in the previous week”. The decline in deaths continues: 334 in the last 7 days (of which 29 referring to previous periods), with an average of 48 per day compared to 55 in the previous week. 6.8 MILLION ITALIANS NOT VACCINATED – In Italy there are 6.81 million people over the age of 5 who have not received even a dose of the anti Covid vaccine of which almost 5.71 million are currently vaccinated, equal to 9.9 % of the audience (from 7.2% of Lazio to 13.6% of Valle D’Aosta) and 1.11 million temporarily protected as they healed less than 180 days, equal to 1.9% of the audience (from 1.3% of the Valle D’Aosta to 2.9% of the Marche). ). Of these, 36.9% is represented by the 5-11: 546 range, with a reduction of 44.3% compared to the previous week. Among the over 50s, who are more at risk of serious illness, the number of new vaccinates still drops, reaching 311 (-6.9% compared to the previous week). In the 5-11 year old group, 2,600,463 were administered. doses: 1,405,619 received at least 1 dose of vaccine (of which 1,285,186 completed the vaccination cycle), with a national coverage rate of 38.4% with clear regional differences: from 21.1% of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano to 53.9% of Puglia.
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