“5 high-risk regions, keep measures”

In the Italy of the coronavirus emergency, there are 5 regions at high risk, 13 those at moderate risk. For this reason it is called to “maintain rigorous national mitigation measures” and a “drastic reduction of interactions and mobility”. The draft of the Covid-19 monitoring report of Higher Institute of Health and Ministry of Health for the period 15-21 March with data updated to 24, which notes an “overall improvement in risk, although still high overall. Five Regions (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Piedmont, Puglia and Tuscany ) – we read – have a high risk level according to the Ministerial Decree of 30 April 2020. Thirteen Regions / Pa have a moderate risk classification (of which 10 with high probability of progression to high risk in the coming weeks) and 3 have a classification low risk (Basilicata, Campania, and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano).


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And again: thirteen Regions / Autonomous Provinces have a punctual Rt greater than 1. Among these, one Region (Valle d’Aosta) has an Rt with a lower limit greater than 1.5 compatible with a type 4 scenario, and a other (Calabria) has a Rt with a lower limit greater than 1.25, compatible with a type 3 scenario. Eight Regions have an Rt in the lower limit compatible with a type 2 scenario. The other Regions / Pa have a compatible Rt with a scenario of type 1 “. The Regions and Autonomous Provinces with a punctual Rt above 1 are: Calabria, Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Pa Trento, Puglia, Sardinia, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto.

Furthermore, 12 Regions with hospitalizations and intensive care above the critical threshold: “The number of Regions / Autonomous Provinces that have an employment rate in intensive care and / or medical areas above the critical threshold remains high (12 Regions / Pa vs 13 of the previous week) The ICU employment rate nationwide is overall on the rise and above the critical threshold (39% vs 36% last week) The number of people admitted to ICU is still rising from 3,256 (March 16) to 3,546 (March 23). The employment rate in medical areas nationwide is also rising and above the critical threshold (43%), with a sharp increase in the number of people hospitalized in these areas: from 26,098 (March 16) to 28,428 (March 23) “, reports the draft. Ten Regions (Abruzzo, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia and Umbria) also show an overload both in intensive care and in the medical area. For the Autonomous Province of Trento and Tuscany, the pressure concerns intensive care.

“The data on incidence, transmissibility and the heavy overload of hospital services – reads the document – require the maintenance of rigorous national mitigation measures, accompanied by timely mitigation / containment interventions in the most widespread areas”.

“The incidence at the national level is still very high”, we still read. “In light of the predominance of some viral variants with higher transmissibility”, the experts recommend to “maintain the drastic reduction of physical interactions between people and of mobility”.

“It is essential that the population avoids all occasions of contact with people outside their own home that are not strictly necessary and to stay at home as long as possible – the Iss and the ministry warn – It is remembered that it is mandatory to adopt rigorous individual behaviors and respect the sanitary measures in place relating to the distancing and correct use of the masks. We reaffirm the need to respect the measures recommended by the health authorities, including the quarantine measures of close contacts in ascertained cases and the isolation of the cases themselves “.

“There was a slight decrease in the number of new cases not associated with transmission chains (53,837 vs 54,964 the previous week). The percentage of cases detected through contact tracing activity was 33.8%. Instead, 42.2% of the cases were detected through the appearance of symptoms. Finally, 24.0% through screening activities “, the report continues.

Rt Italia a 1.08

The Rt index in Italy drops to 1.08, down from 1.16 last week. Slight decrease also for the national incidence, but 7 regions remain above the critical threshold, risking (or confirming) the red zone. This is what is learned from the control room of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss) – Ministry of Health on Covid 19.

On the national incidence chapter, according to what time.news Salute learns from the control room, in the week from 19 to 25 March there are 247 new cases of coronavirus per 100 thousand inhabitants, below the critical threshold of 250 infections per 100 thousand that was exceeded the week previous one. Far above the critical incidence threshold are Emilia Romagna, with 349 new cases of Covid-19 per 100 thousand inhabitants, Friuli Venezia Giulia (410), Lombardy (293), Marche (284), Piedmont (355), Province autonomous of Trento (279), Puglia (293) and Valle d’Aosta (292). In Lazio the incidence is of 217 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, in Veneto of 254 out of 100 thousand. Sardinia ‘boasts’ an incidence of 68 new infections per 100 thousand inhabitants, the lowest.

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