Covid cases worldwide exceed 114 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths exceed 2.5 million since the start of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance, relative to Friday 5 March, of 24,036 new cases and 297 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and here all the bulletins showing the situation since the beginning of the pandemic). Here is the map of the contagion.

10.06 – Marche, the Rt index above 1 (1.08) for the first time since November
This week, for the first time since last November 15th, the Rt index of our region exceeded 1 and was confirmed at 1.08. In a post on Facebook, the president of the Marche Region Francesco Acquaroli takes stock of the situation in his region which remains in the orange zone also for next week.

9.17 am – Confesercenti, 137 billion of consumption lost in one year
The twelve months of the pandemic cost Italy a reduction of 183 billion euros in GDP and 137 billion euros for consumption, 36 of which were due to the absence of tourists; enough to bring spending back to 1997 levels, a step back by 24 years. These are the accounts contained in the Dossier Companies in the pandemic: March 2020 – March 2021, prepared by Confesercenti. During the period 262 thousand self-employed workers lost their jobs and, without interventions, in 2021 they risk closing 450 thousand companies.

9.11 – Russia, mortality has risen by 24% on the average of the last 5 years
Russia recorded more than 55,000 excess deaths in January, according to data from the country’s official statistics agency (Rosstat). From the start of the pandemic to the end of January – the latest available data – Russia recorded 394,000 more deaths than the average of the previous five years. That is a 24% increase in mortality and, underlines the Moscow Times, one of the highest excess mortality rates in the world, even in relation to population. Overall, people who died in Russia with a positive coronavirus swab there are over 200,000 since the start of the pandemic, although the official death toll stands at 88,726. This gap between officialdom and reality was reported for the first time by the statistical institute since the end of 2020.

8.57 am – Germany 9,557 new cases, slight decrease compared to last week

German health authorities have reported 9,557 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours. This was reported by the Robert Koch Institute (Rki), which reported 300 new deaths on the last day. Exactly a week ago, Rki recorded 9,762 new infections and 369 new deaths in one day. The number of new cases in Germany decreased significantly in January and February, except for an increase in recent days due to the spread of more contagious variants.

March 6, 2021 (change March 6, 2021 | 10:11)

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